The Carnarvon settlement, divided as it is by the Peterson, lies half in Minden, half in Stanhope, and community buildings such as the post office, the school and church, have at various times been located in both. The first church to serve Carnarvon was the Presbyterian chapel at Twelve mile Lake. Thanks to a clause in the deed of the Andrew Brown school allowing Protestants the right to worship there, the Methodists used the log school until Zion church was erected in 1887 in Stanhope's first concession. Source: From: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973. pg 315. Much has changed since Reynolds wrote this book in 1968.
1;Carnarvon Aerial View of Mirror Lake from Carol Moffatt's Postcard Collection:
2. Carnarvon Aerial Photo 1951 from Sinclair Russell