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Old Princetown Road

Provincial Designated Heritage Place

  • Old Princetown Road
  • South Granville
  • Also called: Old Malpeque Road
  • Construction Date: circa 1733
  • Latitude: 46.40900
  • Longitude: -63.48712
  • Place Description
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  • Special Characteristics

Place Description

This section of the Old Princetown Road has been designated as an example of one of the first colonial roads in Prince Edward Island hewn through the wilderness from Malpeque (Princetown) to the Island capital at Charlottetown. The designated area is the section beginning at the intersection of the Adams and McCourt Roads and then travelling in a westerly direction for 175 metres and then northwesterly for 1.4 kilometres until it meets the intersection with Route 254. It consists of a narrow scenic road shaded by a natural forest cover on both sides. Indigenous vegetation blankets the ground on either side of the road.

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