Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce

Phone : (613) 332-3171
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Bancroft, ON (Nearby: L'Amable, Mcarthurs Mills, Boulter, Coe Hill, Maple Leaf)

31 Hastings St. Box 40
Bancroft, Ontario
K0L 1C0

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  • Pop. 3,512. In Faraday T., Hastings C., on theYork R. and Hwys 28 & 62, 104 km NE of Peterborough.
  • Settled by the Clark family in 1853 and known as The Branch, then York Branch, then York Mills.
  • When the post office was established in 1861 the community was called York River.
  • In 1879, the community's leading businessman, Billa Flint, later a senator, renamed it Bancroft in honour of his wife, the former Phoebe Bancroft.
  • In 1873 Bancroft was the eastern terminus of The Monck Rd., built from L. Couchiching to Bancroft as a settlement road and a military route between the Upper Great Lakes and the Ottawa Valley.
  • Lumbering and a wool mill built Bancroft. In 1949, prospector Arthur Shore discovered uranium.
  • Production started in 1957 and continued until the early 1960s. The Bancroft area contains many types of minerals and the annual Rockbound Gemboree draws gemologists from across North America.

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  • Bronson, 3km
  • Bronson Station, 3km
  • Egan Creek, Bancroft area, 4km
  • Vardy, 5km
  • Nobbs Siding, 6km
  • Bowen Corner, 5km
  • Turriff, 8km
  • Musclow, 9km
  • Maxwell, Bancroft area, 8km
  • Egan Creek, South of Bancroft, 10km
  • Bessemer, 10km
  • Birds Creek, 11km
  • Monteagle Valley, 15km
  • York River, 11km
  • Hermon, 12km
  • Hybla, 14km
  • Childs Mines, 12km
  • Rowland, 14km
  • Brinklow, 18km
  • Ormsby, 19km
  • Fort Stewart, 17km
  • Hickey Settlement, 16km
  • Graphite, 19km
  • Greenview, 21km
  • Hughes, 16km
  • New Carlow, 23km
  • McAlpine Corners, 21km
  • Faraday, 20km
  • Beechmount, 16km
  • Martins Landing, 22km
  • Burgess Mines, 24km
  • Paudash, 18km
  • Havergal, 23km
  • Baptiste, 18km
  • Hartsmere, 18km
  • Steenburg Lake, 26km
  • McGary Flats, 20km
  • Monck Road, 19km
  • Maynooth Station, 24km
  • Murphy Corners, 27km
  • St. Ola, 25km
  • Scott Settlement, Maynooth area, 23km
  • Ireland, 22km
  • Rose Island, 25km
  • The Ridge, 29km
  • Craigmont, 28km
  • Paudash Lake area, 22km
  • Gunter, 26km
  • Purdy, 31km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Bronson Lake, 2km
  • McGibbon Lake, 5km
  • Nobbs Lake, 5km
  • Holland Lake, 5km
  • Gould Lake, 5km
  • Tait Lake, 5km
  • Gaffney Lake, 6km
  • Stimears Lake, 6km
  • Coltson Lake, 5km
  • Marble Lake, 5km
  • L'Amable Lake, 6km
  • Jamieson Lake, 6km
  • Clark Lake, 6km
  • Williams Lake, 8km
  • Grace Lake, 7km
  • Cedar Lake, 9km
  • Copper Lake, 6km
  • Bresnahan Lake, 9km
  • Lucerne Lake, 8km
  • Spurr Lake, 7km
  • Tamarack Lake, 7km
  • Wendsley Lake, 9km
  • Batelle Lake, 8km
  • South Boundary Lake, 8km
  • Brethour Lake, 8km
  • West Mullet Lake, 8km
  • Conlin Lake, 9km
  • Quirk Lake, 11km
  • Bulpit Lake, 9km
  • Bay Lake, 8km
  • Pine Lake, 10km
  • Young Lake, 11km
  • Venalen Lake, 9km
  • Bear Shanty Lake, 12km
  • Raggan Ponds, 11km
  • Goddard Lake, 12km
  • Little Bear Pond, 9km
  • Belton Lake, 9km
  • Riddles Lake, 10km
  • Baytree Lake, 11km
  • North Finnegan Lake, 12km
  • Little Sunken Lake, 9km
  • Little Mullet Lake, 9km
  • Vanluven Lake, 9km
  • John Lake, 13km
  • Rutledge Lake, 13km
  • Banner Lake, 10km
  • Dickens Lake, 13km
  • Jimmie Lake, 11km
  • Powers Lake, 14km