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Phone : (519) 695-2824
Your Host(s) : Canada Post

Bothwell, ON (Nearby: Newbury, Wardsville, Thamesville, Florence, Highgate)

268 Main St. N.,
Bothwell, Ontario
N0P 1C0

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Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 912. In Zone T., Kent C., near the Thames R. on the CNR, between C. Rds. 2, 14 & 16, just N of Hwy 2, 40 km. NE of Chatham.
  • Settlement started in 1852, when the Great Western Railway built a line through the township.
  • In 1854 the Hon. George Brown purchased 4,000 acres (1,620 ha) in the area and laid out a townsite which he called Bothwell after the Town of Bothwell in Lanarkshire, Scotland.
  • Brown owned the Toronto Globe, in which he advertised the lots for sale. Speculators bought up the lots but the 'metropolis' advertised by Brown did not materialize.
  • When John Lick discovered oil in 1863, the community became a boom town, its population rapidly growing to 7,000.
  • The first well produced 30,000 barrels of oil before it was accidentally blown up. Many of those drawn by the oil boom were Americans, and as the Fenian Raids accelerated in 1866, they returned to the U.S.
  • In the same year the price of crude oil dropped, and in 1867 a major fIre destroyed most of the community's business district. Today Bothwell has some small industries and is the centre for a region of mixed fanning.

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Off the beaten track:
  • Bothwell Station, 3km
  • Moraviantown, 6km
  • Newbury Station, 8km
  • Cairo, 9km
  • Clachan, 8km
  • Turin, 12km
  • Wardsville, 10km
  • Shetland, 12km
  • Thamesville, 12km
  • Kintyre, 12km
  • Aberfeldy, 15km
  • Selton, Ridgetown area, 15km
  • North Thamesville, 13km
  • Grays, 17km
  • Beechwood, Ridgetown area, 17km
  • Woodgreen, 14km
  • Botany, 18km
  • Oakdale, 16km
  • Kilmartin, 20km
  • Ridgetown, 21km
  • North Glencoe Station, 19km
  • Ferndell, 16km
  • Rodney, 17km
  • Crinan, 17km
  • Huffs Corners, Dresden area, 17km
  • Walkers, 22km
  • Strathburn, 19km
  • Palmyra, 23km
  • Wabash, 18km
  • McKay's Corners, 22km
  • Clearville, 22km
  • Rokeby, 25km
  • Weidmann, 23km
  • Northwood, 22km
  • Glen Rae, 25km
  • Walnut, 28km
  • Tate Corners, 22km
  • Troy, Blenheim area, 28km
  • Rutherford, 21km
  • Napier, 28km
  • Mull, 28km
  • Churchville, Wallacetown area, 22km
  • Pinehurst, 27km
  • Thorncliffe, Chatham area, 22km
  • Dawn Mills, 22km
  • West Lorne, 22km
  • Macksville, 26km
  • New Glasgow, 23km
  • Eatonville, 30km
  • North Appin Station, 26km
Nearby Lakes:
  • The Mill Pond, 10km
  • South Pond, 51km
  • Goose Lake, 51km
  • Club House Pond, 51km
  • Lake Chipican, 60km
  • Bell's Pond, 53km
  • Goose Lake, 55km
  • Union Pond, 56km
  • The Cove, 62km
  • Pinafore Lake, 58km
  • Snooks Lake, 58km
  • Sanders Pond, 58km
  • Walkers Pond, 64km
  • Westminster Ponds, 64km
  • Stub Lake, 60km
  • Lake St. Clair, 63km
  • Pond Mills, 66km
  • Lake Erie, 64km
  • Tennants Pond, 67km
  • Fanshawe Lake, 74km
  • White's Pond, 69km
  • Morrison Lake, 88km
  • Foster Ponds, 73km
  • Springwater Pond, 70km
  • Beattie Pond, 74km
  • Mill Pond, 77km
  • Mud Lakes, 76km
  • Bush Pond, 89km
  • East Cranberry Pond, 90km
  • West Cranberry Pond, 90km
  • Lake Pond, 91km
  • Redhead Pond, 92km
  • Round Pond, 92km
  • Sanctuary Pond, 91km
  • Girardin Pond, 92km
  • Lake Whittaker, 81km
  • Tricks Pond, 109km
  • Sunova Lake, 93km
  • Mud Lake, 88km
  • Wildwood Lake, 97km
  • Spring Lake, 88km
  • Harrington Pond, 99km
  • Centreville Pond, 95km
  • Embro Pond, 99km
  • Lake Henry, 109km
  • Lake Lisgar, 97km
  • Lake Victoria, 110km
  • St. Josephs Lake, 98km
  • McCarthy Lake, 112km
  • Fox Lagoon, 120km