Off the beaten track: Getting to know Ulverton

By Gordon Lambie

It’s not really accurate to say that Ulverton is “off the beaten track,” since anyone heading north on Route 143 from Richmond towards Drummondville will have at least passed through the community, although perhaps it is more true now than it was prior to the completion of Highway 55 near the community in 2006. Known to many for its wool mill, which is located closer to the highway than the small cluster of houses and buildings that makes up the centre of town, the hamlet has a history that dates back to the turn of the 19th century and is a mainly agricultural community. Like the other villages featured in this series so far, Ulverton remains a distinct municipality with its own Mayor and Council. According to the most recent census data, the village has a population of 418, many of whom were happy to talk to The Record, if only in a very few words. “I’ve been around here all my life” said William Cross, who manages the municipality’s public works and can trace his heritage back to the very beginnings of the community. “Apparently we were the first white settlers in Ulverton.” See full story in the Friday, July 26 edition of The Record.

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