Fingal
    

Phone : (519) 782-3271
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Port Stanley, ON (Nearby: Fingal, Shedden, Iona Station, Talbotville Royal, Southwold)

238 Frances
Port Stanley, Ontario
N5L 1J1

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Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 358. In Southwold T., Elgin C., on C. Rds. 16 & 20, 14 km SW of St. Thomas.
  • The community is the oldest village in Southwold T. and was named by Col. Thomas Talbot after Fingal's Cave in the Hebrides in the Western Isles of Scotland.
  • (The Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn is also known as Fingal's Cave.) The fIrst settler was Titus CowIe, who sold his land to Levi Fowler in the 1820s. In the 1830s Fowler laid out some village lots and opened a general store.
  • He went into partnership with Amasa Wood who, because of his habits of rising early and speaking loudly, was nicknamed the 'Town Bell.'
  • A town hall was built in 1852, and Levi Fowler was the frrst reeve. There was so much quarrelling at council meetings that the community was nicknamed the 'Devil's Half Acre.'
  • In 1889 a smallpox epidemic wiped out half the population of 1,000. Nearby St. Thomas was then growing rapidly, attracting industry and settlers, and Fingal never recovered.
  • Just outside Fingal is a unique double-walled aboriginal earthwork showing no trace of European influence. The fort's origin and history remain a mystery.


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Off the beaten track:
 
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  • Frome, 6km
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  • Thames River Siding, 13km
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Nearby Lakes:
 
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  • Westminster Ponds, 27km
  • Tennants Pond, 26km
  • The Cove, 29km
  • Pond Mills, 28km
  • White's Pond, 22km
  • Springwater Pond, 23km
  • Foster Ponds, 31km
  • Lake Erie, 33km
  • Beattie Pond, 32km
  • Mud Lakes, 33km
  • Mill Pond, 36km
  • Fanshawe Lake, 40km
 
  • Lake Whittaker, 36km
  • The Mill Pond, 37km
  • Mud Lake, 44km
  • Spring Lake, 43km
  • Sunova Lake, 59km
  • Centreville Pond, 53km
  • Lake Lisgar, 50km
  • Wildwood Lake, 63km
  • Embro Pond, 60km
  • St. Josephs Lake, 51km
  • Harrington Pond, 64km
  • Morrison Lake, 73km
  • Hodges Pond, 63km
  • Mill Pond, 63km
  • Lake Victoria, 79km
  • McCarthy Lake, 79km
  • Trout Lake, 74km
 
  • Trotters Lake, 75km
  • Fowlers Pond, 76km
  • Shakespeare Pond, 84km
  • Buchanan Lake, 77km
  • Buck Pond, 77km
  • Park Haven Lake, 77km
  • Maple Lake, 78km
  • Pine Pond, 77km
  • Cooley Pond, 76km
  • Lake Hunger, 73km
  • Burgess Lake, 84km
  • Tricks Pond, 100km
  • Levey Lake, 83km
  • Spongy Lake, 96km
  • Hofstetter Lake, 95km
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