| NAME: SPRINGTON
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: Although part of the old townsite is below the water, the post office building still stands.
| Springtown, now a ghost, grew on
the shores of the Madawaska River. A stopover place for settlers traveling
up the river, Springtown dates from 1848 when the first post office opened.
In its prime, the village contained a blacksmith shop, hotel, general store,
and a sawmill. Springtown’s importance declined when the Kingston
and Pembroke Railway and travel along the road dwindled. Later, much of
the Madawaska River was dammed for its hydroelectric power potential flooding
part of the original townsite.