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Remains of Settlements
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Description:
Throughout the world, evidence of earlier settlement can be found. Whether it is the remains of streets and roads, foundations of buildings, or remnants of the infrastructure, all make great finds when walking out into the scenic outdoors.

This category seeks those evidences where we can find remains of settlements off the beaten path, in unpopulated places, and particularly in nature. It seeks out the proofs of settlements in the past which tells us something about how people lived there.
Expanded Description:

This Waymarking category includes all interesting proofs of settlement in the past, that tells us something about how people lived there. This category is not limited to the ruins of buildings. Examples of waymarks include but are not limited to: old avenues of trees, dissolute orchards, ruins of old wells, etc. The key requirement to the category is to post a little bit of the history you find. If you don't find any information about the locations history, please estimate the significance of this place in the past and when it was built and/or abandoned. If you estimated the significance of the place, please write this fact in the listing too.

Old well
Old well

Requirements for posting a new waymark
  • Waymark should be on an unpopulated place in nature.
  • Place should not have architectural or known/significant archaeological value, but it should have some other values (i.e. nice locality, interesting history, etc.).
  • Place should not be huge (for example village or town), but it should be quite small (homestead, hunting hut, old orchard, old big water well, etc.).
  • A summary of the history of the place is required. If you don't find any information about the locations history, please estimate the significance of this place in the past and when it was built and/or abandoned. If you estimated the significance of the place, please write this fact in the listing too.
  • A description of the remains found here is required.
  • At least two photos are required.
Some examples
  • Within is a scenic forest we can find evidence of an orchard and some ruins of homestead here (but nothing with architectural or known archaeological value). There is a tragic but interesting story about last owners of this homestead.
  • There is an old water well on the edge of the forest. This well produced water for a nearby hunting hut (there are no remains of this hunting hut here but there are remains of a water canal that was connecting the hunting hut and the well). Native people say that if somebody drank the water from this well and lied the same day, he died exactly one year after that drinking.
  • An old swimming pool found in ruin. Originally, this pool was at the residence of a factory owner. After World War 2, communism took hold and the property was confiscated by the government. The pool and property, no longer being maintained fell into ruin. Today, the pool is all that remains.
  • An old row of trees remains in a somewhat odd location. The history of the area indicate that this is a fence line of trees that was on an abandoned road leading to an old silver mine. The remains of the road are over grown with grass and brush, but these beautiful old trees remain here to attest to the former location of a road. (NOTE: The abandoned mine is not waymarkable in this category. Please use the "Mines" category instead. The row of trees is the subject.)

Old well
Old swimming pool

This category is not meant to have duplication in waymarks
  • Utilize the category "Ghost Towns" for whole communities that are abandoned.
  • While excellent items, please utilize the specific categories for "Iron Furnace Ruins", "Water Mills," or other like categories.
  • Structures that are being maintained should be filed under the category "Preserved Architectural Remnants and Ruins".
  • Archeological sites should be waymarked using the categories of "New World Evidence," or other appropriate categories.
  • Historic structures should use the appropriate categories first, such as "Castles," "Ancient Roman Civilization," "In Search of the Celts," or other category.
  • The category "Historic Forts" are established for rebuilt or intact forts, and should be used first. As stated in their category rules, "NO RUINS" are to be waymarked. Ruins of forts are accepted here.
Instructions for Posting a Remains of Settlements Waymark:
  • Waymark should be on an unpopulated place in nature.
  • Place should not have architectural or known/significant archaeological value, but it should have some other values (i.e. nice locality, interesting history, etc.).
  • Place should not be huge (for example village or town), but it should be quite small (homestead, hunting hut, old orchard, old big water well, etc.).
  • A summary of the history of the place is required. If you don't find any information about the locations history, please estimate the significance of this place in the past and when it was built and/or abandoned. If you estimated the significance of the place, please write this fact in the listing too.
  • A description of the remains found here is required.
  • At least two photos are required.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
  • At least one own photo of the place is required.
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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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Remains of SettlementsMarch Township (south half of lot 10, concession 1), Ontario, Canada

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Whether coming from Huntmar, Second Line or Terry Fox; this is a hike.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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Remains of SettlementsNepean Township (east half of lot 34, concession 6), Ontario, Canada

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The remains are located in the Stony Swamp area of the Greenbelt, not far from the Old Quarry Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/3/2011

last visited: 11/11/2012

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Remains of SettlementsJohn Rudulphous Booth summer home

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The remains of the Booth family summer home on the north shore of Kingsmere lake. While the main structures have burned down there still remains stone columns, walls and stairways to remind one of the once great estate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kenmore

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 1/11/2013

last visited: 10/2/2013

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Remains of SettlementsRC Mission Church - Ontario Canada

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The remains of the first RC Church in Crosby Ontario.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member model12

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/1/2011

last visited: 2/27/2010

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Remains of SettlementsOld United Church Site - Desmond, ON

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The steps and the marker are all that remain of this United Church in Desmond, ON.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 12/14/2014

last visited: never

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Remains of SettlementsVestiges du CPR

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Vestiges du CPR situé au Parc des Cheminots à Labelle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member poildecarot

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 8/6/2012

last visited: 11/10/2014

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