"ABERFELDY, Town at terminus of branch of Highland Railway, 322 miles north-west of Perth. It stands on Moness burn, adjacent to the Tay, amid a picturesque tract of the country; is famous for falls on Moness burn in a wooded dell, sung by Burns as the 'Birks o' Aberfeldy;' has good street arrangements, with recent extensions in questionable tastes; has much attraction for tourists and summer residents, and contains a head post office with all departments, 3 banking houses, 2 hotels, a public hall projected in 1880, an Established church, also projected in 1880, a large Free church, a large Congregational church, a small Baptist chapel, and a public school with about 240 scholars. Pop. 1260."
Wilson, Rev. John, The Gazetteer of Scotland,1882.