Just south of the north-end boat launch in Marmora, spanned the first bridge across the Crowe River. Leading west across the river, the road turned south passed what is now the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority building and round the rock knoll (now cut through for the #7 Highway) on its way to Havelock & Norwood. With this road being the main route west, it made sense to build the first church, St. Matilda's here, right on the road and with a beautiful view upstream. And so it was, in 1825, that Laughlin Hughes helped choose the site. Little did he know that his son, John Hughes, who drowned in the river, would be the first person to be buried there. It is said there are 29 unmarked burial sites in this cemetery.
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