McMaster Mill Falls Trail GreenwoodAfter nearly two centuries of sawing logs, McMaster Mill become one of Kings County’s newest historic parks.
History of the MillTaken from an article in the Chronicle Herald: Around 1837, the three McMaster brothers, James, Robert and Thomas, with their families, sailed from their homes in Kirkaswald, Scotland to Nova Scotia. In 1857 they began buying land and obtaining the water rights to found the Rockville Company. The water mill and dam spanned the river just below the bridge with a grist mill further down the river. With 145 years of history in the area, the McMasters built a self-sufficient community, supplying shelter, food, fuel, employment, transportation, recreation entertainment and its own electricity source. It became fondly known as the ‘Notch’ by families, employees, visitors and soon, Rockville became the community of Rockville Notch.
"The Rockville Company was founded in 1857 and came to its end in 2002. However, its place in developing a community and impacting the Valley region will live on and be available to future generations."Learn more about the history of the Mill here