Bytown

Bytown is the former name of Ottawa, Canada's capital city. It was founded on September 26, 1826, incorporated as a town on January 1, 1850, and superseded by the incorporation of the City of Ottawa on January 1, 1855. The founding was marked by a sod turning, and a letter from Governor General Dalhousie which authorized Lieutenant Colonel John By to divide up the town into lots. Bytown came about as a result of the construction of the Rideau Canal and grew largely due to the Ottawa River timber trade. Bytown's first mayor was John Scott, elected in 1847.

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Stony Monday Riot
... The Stony Monday Riot took place in Bytown (now Ottawa), Ontario on Monday September 17, 1849 ... it be known that he was considering relocating the nation's capital and scheduled a visit to Bytown ... Bytown, renamed Ottawa in 1855, became the capital of Canada in 1857 ...
Bytown - Legacy
... Bytown remains a nickname for Ottawa ... There is a Bytown Museum in Ottawa in the oldest stone building in the city, built by Thomas McKay, containing artifacts dating back to the Bytown era ... The name Bytown survives in the name of Bytownite, a calcium-rich plagioclase feldspar mineral, named from its occurrence near Ottawa ...
Robert Bell (Ottawa Politician)
... He moved to Bytown, where he began work as a surveyor ... In 1849, he purchased the Bytown Packet newspaper, renamed the Ottawa Citizen in 1851, from Henry J ... He helped found the Bytown and Prescott Railway and later became president ...
Charles Sparrow
... Charles Sparrow (1808 – after 1852) was the fifth mayor of Bytown ... He was born in Quebec in 1808 and moved to Bytown while still young ... on Sussex Street in the Lower Town part of Bytown ...
William F. Powell
... James Hamilton Powell, and had moved to Bytown by 1847 ... who lobbied for a Protestant hospital in Bytown ... He served as reeve for Bytown ...