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 Wroxeter, ON (Nearby: Gorrie, Jamestown (Huron), Bluevale, Fordwich, Ethel)


1081 Centre St.,
Wroxeter, Ontario
N0G 2X0

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Ontario Tourism Region : Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Phone : (519) 335-3446
Your Host(s) : Sam's General Store

Description From Owner:

  • Pop. 353. In Howick T., Huron C., on the Maitland R. and C. Rds. 12 & 87, 7 km. SE of Wingham.
  • The townsite was part of a large tract of land bought by the Hon. James Patton and two men named Boys and Torre.
  • In 1856 Thomas and Robert Gibson acquired some of that land and the water rights and, with their brother John, built saw- and flour mills on the Maitland R.
  • James Patton's brother, Andrew, built the first frame house in 1858, surveyed the community, and laid out a townsite, naming it after Wroxeter in Shropshire, England.
  • In the same year a post office was established, and Andrew Patton was appointed postmaster. In 1874 a branch of the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Rallway reached the community.
  • Railway construction workers considerably swelled the population, and civic leaders took advantage of the situation to conduct a census.
  • Including the railway workers, and with a canny disregard for village boundaries, the head count reached 750, enabling Wroxeter to incorporate as a village.
  • From Ontario Place Names 2007 David E. Scott Ph. 866 471 4123 or 905 680 7884

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Off the beaten track:
  • Belmore, 10km
  • McIntosh, Mildmay area, 12km
  • Bluevale Siding, 9km
  • Lakelet, 11km
  • Wingham Junction, 10km
  • Molesworth, 12km
  • Glenannan, 11km
  • Mayne Corners, 12km
  • Ambleside, 16km
  • Ethel Siding, 17km
  • Wingham, 13km
  • Lower Wingham, 13km
  • Kurtzville, 14km
  • Cranbrook, 19km
  • Hutton Heights, 14km
  • Newbridge, 14km
  • Trowbridge, 18km
  • Teeswater, 18km
  • Henfryn, 20km
  • Deemerton, 21km
  • Brotherston, 16km
  • Sunshine, Blyth area, 18km
  • Silver Corners, 23km
  • Bieman's Corners, 20km
  • Otter Creek, Mildmay area, 25km
  • Fultons, 19km
  • Moltke, 22km
  • Moncrieff, 25km
  • Lauderbach, 21km
  • McNaught, 26km
  • Salem, Walkerton area, 24km
  • Walton, 24km
  • Newry, 26km
  • Alsfeldt, 23km
  • Greenock, 27km
  • Walkerton, 28km
  • Whitechurch, 21km
  • Carmunnock, 29km
  • Carlsruhe, 28km
  • Dryden, 22km
  • Harriston Junction, 22km
  • Leadbury, 28km
  • Ayton Siding, 26km
  • Marnoch, 22km
  • Drew, 24km
  • Maple Hill, Hanover area, 31km
  • Lower Langside, 25km
  • Manley, 31km
  • West Monkton, 32km
  • Riversdale, 29km

Nearby Lakes:
  • Wroxeter Mill Pond, 0km
  • Lakelet Lake, 12km
  • Blind Lake, 13km
  • Witter's Pond, 19km
  • Hamel's Pond, 19km
  • McGlinn Lake, 26km
  • Metzger Pond, 30km
  • Wraith's Lake, 25km
  • McFarlane Lake, 28km
  • Mullin's Mill Pond, 33km
  • Marl Lake, 34km
  • Ruhl Lake, 34km
  • Hodgins Lake, 29km
  • Lake Rosalind, 35km
  • Ballinafad Lake, 27km
  • Clam Lake, 31km
  • Purvis Lake, 27km
  • Cargill Mill Pond, 37km
  • Schmidt Lake, 36km
  • Plum Lake, 36km
  • Silver Lake, 32km
  • Pearl Lake, 38km
  • Westfall's Lake, 37km
  • Dankert Lake, 38km
  • Pike Lake, 29km
  • Bester Lake, 37km
  • Allan Park Trout Pond, 36km
  • Statters Lake, 32km
  • Mud Lake, 29km
  • Cunningham Lake, 36km
  • Meyer Lake, 38km
  • Habermehl Lake, 40km
  • Hayes Lake, 33km
  • Gordon Lake, 38km
  • McDonald Lake, 44km
  • Copps Lake, 46km
  • Boyd Lake, 46km
  • Holstein Dam, 38km
  • Bluewater Lakes, 47km
  • Binns Lake, 47km
  • Louise Lake, 47km
  • North Louise Lake, 48km
  • Conestogo Lake, 39km
  • McLean Lake, 46km
  • Matthews Lake, 43km
  • Welbeck Mill Pond, 50km
  • McCormick Lake, 48km
  • Wilder Lake, 45km
  • Tobermory Lake, 50km
  • Black Lake, 46km

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