Munroe’s Mills, located in Glengarry County, was a small milling community settled during the 1860s.
The mills were an ambitious undertaking for their time and included a saw and planing mill, a shingle mill, flour and grist mills and a store. A post office opened in 1874. Following that was an oatmeal mill and a school. Munroe’s Mills was never large. Its population hovered at around 50.
Munroe’s Mills might have continued to thrive were it not for a fire that destroyed two of mills in the early part of the 20th century. They converted the remaining mill into a combination grist, saw and shingle mill.
Today the original Munroe home still stands along with the former post office and general store. The new owners restored these building. Other vestiges, such as the bridge and pylons, still remain. Learn more