City of Woodstock (Lower Tier Oxford)
    

Phone : (519) 537-3131
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Woodstock

Woodstock, ON (Nearby: Innerkip, Beachville, Hickson, Burgessville, Zenda)

433 Norwich Ave.
Woodstock, Ontario
N4S 3W4


Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 32,347. In Blandford and East Oxford Ts., Oxford C., on the Thames R. at Cedar Cr. and C. Rds. 2, 9 & 59, 2 km. W of Hwys 401 & 403, 43 km. NE of London.
  • Rear Admiral Henry Vansittart is considered to be the founder of Woodstock, although most of the work was done by his agent, Capt. Andrew Drew.
  • During the 1837 Rebellion, Drew commanded the Canadian force that destroyed the American steamer Caroline.
  • Drew went to the area in 1832 and on Vansittart's behalf bought a tract ofland in what is now the east side of the city, surveyed it into lots, and built houses for himself and Vansittart.
  • The west side of what is now Woodstock had already been laid out as a town plot by Lt.-Gov. John Graves Simcoe.
  • The place was first known as Town Plot; later, one half was called Oxford and the other, Brighton.
  • Vansittart arrived in 1834, built a store and a tavern, and fmanced the construction of St. Paul's Church, which was consecrated in 1838 and is still in use.
  • The post office opened in 1835, and was called Woodstock after a village in Oxfordshire, England. Woodstock town hall, built in 1852, is now home of the Oxford County Museum.
  • A plaque at his former home on Vansittart A venue recalls Thomas 'Carbide' Willson who in 1892 discovered a process for producing calcium carbide, a chemical compound used in the manufacture of acetylene gas.


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Off the beaten track:
 
  • Perrys Lane, 3km
  • Bond's Corners, 3km
  • Tollgate, 4km
  • Willow Lake, 6km
  • Dorland, Woodstock area, 5km
  • Oxford Centre, 6km
  • Eastwood, 6km
  • Sweaburg, 8km
  • Curries, 9km
  • Huntingford, 8km
  • Forest Estates, 9km
  • Golspie, 8km
  • Strathallan, 11km
  • Oriel, 11km
  • Maple Lake Park, 12km
  • Foldens, 12km
  • Braemar, 11km
 
  • Vandecar, 11km
  • Holbrook, 14km
  • Blandford Station, 12km
  • Creditville, 11km
  • Cody's Corners, 11km
  • Ratho, 16km
  • Muir, 12km
  • Centreville, Ingersoll area, 13km
  • Windfall, Woodstock area, 14km
  • Cassel, 16km
  • Zenda, 17km
  • Zorra Station, 13km
  • Beaconsfield, 14km
  • Hagles Corners, 16km
  • Salford, 17km
  • Showers Corners, 14km
  • Dunn's Corner, 14km
 
  • Newark, 19km
  • Gobles, 14km
  • Chesterfield, 18km
  • Hink's Corners, 19km
  • Blink Bonnie, 19km
  • Rayside, 16km
  • Youngsville, 17km
  • New Durham, 18km
  • Plattsville, 21km
  • Tavistock, 22km
  • Maplewood, 20km
  • The Junction, Norwich area, 21km
  • Princeton, 17km
  • Punkeydoodles Corners, 24km
  • Brooksdale, 19km
  • Sebastopol, 23km

Nearby Lakes:
 
  • Hodges Pond, 6km
  • Trout Lake, 8km
  • Trotters Lake, 9km
  • Fowlers Pond, 9km
  • Buchanan Lake, 10km
  • Buck Pond, 11km
  • Park Haven Lake, 10km
  • Maple Lake, 12km
  • Pine Pond, 11km
  • Centreville Pond, 13km
  • Cooley Pond, 15km
  • Embro Pond, 15km
  • Burgess Lake, 17km
  • Mud Lake, 23km
  • Levey Lake, 20km
  • Mill Pond, 26km
  • Spring Lake, 26km
 
  • Shakespeare Pond, 28km
  • Lake Lisgar, 30km
  • Harrington Pond, 24km
  • St. Josephs Lake, 31km
  • Sunova Lake, 24km
  • Hofstetter Lake, 31km
  • Spongy Lake, 32km
  • Alder Lake, 29km
  • McCarthy Lake, 30km
  • Lake Hunger, 28km
  • Wildwood Lake, 27km
  • Lake Whittaker, 31km
  • Watson Pond, 29km
  • Jedburgh Pond, 29km
  • O'neals Pond, 28km
  • Lake Victoria, 33km
  • Little Turnbull Lake, 30km
 
  • Watts Pond, 29km
  • Turnbull Lake, 30km
  • Reid's Lake, 32km
  • McCrone's Lakes, 31km
  • Sunfish Lake, 38km
  • Mill Pond, 32km
  • Mud Lakes, 33km
  • Paradise Lake, 41km
  • Pinehurst Lake, 32km
  • Clair Lake, 39km
  • Moore Pond, 32km
  • Hillside Lake, 33km
  • Despond Lakes, 33km
  • Laurel Creek Reservoir, 40km
  • Wrigley's Lake, 33km
  • Columbia Lake, 40km