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Phone : (905) 729-2333
Your Host(s) : Beeton Arena & Comm Centre

Beeton, ON (Nearby: Tottenham, Colgan, Alliston, Loretto, Bond Head)

22 Second St.,
Beeton, Ontario
L0G 1A0

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Ontario Tourism Region : Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

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  • Pop. 2,886. In Tecumseth T., Simcoe C., at C. Rds. 1 & 10,38 km. S of Barrie. The first settler, William Hammill, arrived in 1827, and a village named Clarksville was established after Robert Clark, a blacksmith, began selling lots in 1852.
  • In 1860, the Tecumseth post office, which had been operating 5 km. from the village, moved to Clarksville, but kept its name.
  • (The original post office, opened m 1842, was named for one of the two ships -- the Nawash and Tecumseth -- sunk in Penetanguishene Harbour in 1819.)
  • David Allanson Jones, who was to become the 'Bee King' of the 19th century, moved to Clarksville in the 1860s.
  • He purchased two swarms of bees from a neighbour in 1870 and became Canada's fIrst commercial beekeeper and a pioneer in large-scale honey production.
  • He developed beekeeping equipment, printed a bee journal, and founded the Ontario Beekeepers' Association.
  • Since honey bees were not then indigenous to North America, Jones established an apiary in Cyprus where he raised queen bees.
  • A fire in 1893 destroyed the plant where Jones printed a weekly journal, and the rising cost of importing bees finally bankrupted him.
  • In 1876 a name change was needed at Clarksville since mail was being directed to a number of other 'Clark' places. Beeton was chosen to honour Jones' contribution to the apiary industry.

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Steve Suekey on 09-Jul-09
It was nice to read a little about Beeton! My family (Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister and I lived there from 1959 to 61. I was in grade 2 there and when we were there, the population was 500. My parents owned a restaurant and pool room called Betty Ann's Restaurant. It's been about 10 years since I've been back, but will be going soon. Nice Talking to Ya Steve Suekey

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