Bolingbroke was known as Tom’s Rapids – in 1821.

Bolingbroke, in Lanark County, Ontario, was known as Tom’s Rapids when Dr. Alexander Thom Biography (pdf 106 KB) received a crown land grant in 1821 and built a dam and mill there. The sign located at the corner of Bolingbroke and Crow Lake Roads, tells the story:The Bolingbroke sign tells the story of the area

storic map of Bolingbroke