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  1. The village of Pakenham was named for Sir Edward Michael Pakenham, a brother-in-law to the Duke of Wellington. The village was predominately reliant on both the farming and timber-trade for industry. Pakenham is the site of two of Lanark County’s Seven Wonders- the Five Span Bridge built in 1901 and St. Peter’s Celestine Catholic Church.

  2. Pakenham, Ottawa valley Village 1823-1860, opens with a brief outline of the geology of the area, and described the formations of rock laid down by the three invasions of the sea that advanced thus far up the Ottawa Valley. It delineates the borders of the Canadian Shield and of the Ottawa - St. Lawrence Lowland within Pakenham Township.

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  4. 30/10/2014 · Pakenham, Ontario, is a small town just west and north of Ottawa. Many towns and villages in Canada were named after British soldiers during The War of 1812. The town of Pakenham was named after General Sir Edward Michael Pakenham, who died in the Battle of New Orleans.

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  5. The Pakenham bridge was built in 1903, or 1901 depending on source , and spans the Mississippi River in the town of Pakenham (now part of Mississippi Mills), Ontario. The bridge measures 82 metres long (268 feet), 6.7 metres (22 feet) high, 7.6 metres (25 feet) wide. Each of the five arches are about 12 metres (40 feet) wide.