We drive through Leitrim and along Leitrim Road but what is the origin of the name? Glenn Clark, President of the Gloucester Historical Society, says it dates back to 1883 when local residents petitioned for a post office, which was located on the site of the gas station until 1917. The area was originally known as Cowan’s but the name Cowansville was rejected because there was another post office with that name in Quebec. They chose Leitrim because David Cowan, who lived where the police station is today, was originally from County Leitrim in Ireland.
This fact was researched and submitted by Randy Ray, a Findlay Creek resident and co-author of nine books about Canada. For more trivia, please visit: www.triviaguys.com.