Delaware
    

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Delaware, ON (Nearby: Komoka, Mount Brydges, Muncey, Southwold, Lambeth)

2652 Gideon Dr.,
Delaware, Ontario
N0L 1E0

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  • Pop. 1,065. In Delaware T., Middlesex C., on the Thames R., and C. Rds. 2 & 81, 1 km N of Hwy 402, 19 km SW of London.
  • United Empire Loyalist Ebenezer Allan (1752-1813) settled in the area in 1794 on a 2,000-acre (810 ha) land grant.
  • He built a grist mill around which a settlement grew, but his subsequent land transactions antagonized authorities and he was eventually imprisoned for counterfeiting money.
  • He died shortly after his release from prison in 1813. In 1820 the post office opened as Delaware, taking its name from the township.
  • The name Delaware comes from a First Nations Peoples tribe of that name, some of whom had been driven out of the United States and settled along the Thames R. By the 1830s the original village around Allan's mill had been destroyed by a number of fires.
  • The new village of Delaware was laid out in 1832 near the ruins of the first settlement. In 1842 Delaware was chosen as the township centre and a brick hall was built on the main road running through the settlement.
  • By the 1940s the old town hall's location made it a traffic hazard. Vehicles often crashed into it when they failed to negotiate a sharp turn on Hwy 2.
  • The building was demolished, and council held meetings for a time in the former Presbyterian Church.
  • Prominent among past residents was Gideon Tiffany (1774-1854), one of the earliest printers in Upper Canada.
  • He and his brother Silvester founded the province's first independent newspaper at Niagara in 1799. When it failed, he moved to Delaware T. where he became a major land owner and held public office.


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Off the beaten track:
 
  • Delaware West, 1km
  • Komoka Station, 6km
  • Kilworth, 7km
  • Sharon, London area, 6km
  • Lobo Siding, 8km
  • Christina, 8km
  • Lobo, 10km
  • Melrose, London area, 10km
  • Byron, 9km
  • Caradoc, 8km
  • Falconbridge, 9km
  • Oakridge Park, 11km
  • Southwold, 12km
  • Lockwood Park, 10km
  • Hyde Park, 12km
  • Littlewood, 11km
  • Ivan, 14km
 
  • Oakridge Acres, 12km
  • Scottsville, 11km
  • Poplar Hill, Strathroy area, 13km
  • Westmount, London area, 11km
  • Coldstream, 14km
  • Telfer, 16km
  • Ettrick, 15km
  • White Hills, 14km
  • Thames River Siding, 17km
  • Tempo, 13km
  • Kensal Park, 13km
  • Berkshire Village, 13km
  • Lawrence Station, 17km
  • Vanneck, 17km
  • Sherwood Forest, 15km
  • Southcrest Estates, 13km
  • Orchard Park, London area, 15km
 
  • Middlemiss, 17km
  • Melbourne, 15km
  • Bairds, Shedden, 17km
  • Medway Heights, 15km
  • Manor Park, London area, 14km
  • Hickory Corner, 15km
  • University Heights, 15km
  • Glendale, London area, 14km
  • Duncrief, 18km
  • Longwood, 15km
  • Oxford Park, 15km
  • Cleardale, 14km
  • Ilderton, 19km
  • Masonville, 17km
  • Frome, 18km
  • White Oak, 14km

Nearby Lakes:
 
  • The Cove, 14km
  • Walkers Pond, 17km
  • Westminster Ponds, 17km
  • Pond Mills, 19km
  • Tennants Pond, 22km
  • Pinafore Lake, 25km
  • Fanshawe Lake, 26km
  • Bell's Pond, 30km
  • Union Pond, 29km
  • Sanders Pond, 30km
  • Foster Ponds, 27km
  • Beattie Pond, 28km
  • Mill Pond, 30km
  • Mud Lakes, 31km
  • White's Pond, 36km
  • The Mill Pond, 39km
  • Springwater Pond, 37km
 
  • Morrison Lake, 50km
  • Lake Whittaker, 38km
  • Sunova Lake, 45km
  • Wildwood Lake, 49km
  • Mud Lake, 43km
  • Harrington Pond, 51km
  • Lake Erie, 56km
  • Spring Lake, 46km
  • Embro Pond, 50km
  • Centreville Pond, 49km
  • Lake Victoria, 63km
  • McCarthy Lake, 64km
  • Lake Lisgar, 56km
  • Tricks Pond, 76km
  • Hodges Pond, 59km
  • St. Josephs Lake, 58km
  • Shakespeare Pond, 71km
 
  • Trout Lake, 67km
  • Trotters Lake, 70km
  • Mill Pond, 67km
  • Maple Lake, 71km
  • Fowlers Pond, 70km
  • Buchanan Lake, 71km
  • Buck Pond, 71km
  • Park Haven Lake, 71km
  • Pine Pond, 72km
  • Cooley Pond, 74km
  • Burgess Lake, 78km
  • Spongy Lake, 85km
  • Lake Hunger, 77km
  • Hofstetter Lake, 85km
  • Paradise Lake, 90km
  • Levey Lake, 81km