It was Charles Hayes, owner of the Marmora Blast Furnace, who surveyed the Townships of Belmont, Lake and Methuen, but at the time (1824) they were known as More, Ninia and Carlos, respectively. In exchange for his efforts, he was awarded 8,534 acres in Belmont Township, as well as the lands containing the Blairton Iron Mine, which to his surprise was not in Marmora Township. (Other odd Township names in the Province in those days were Tema, Emir, Leta, Tye, Yea, No, Et, Yves and Norma.)
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