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Town of Cobourg (Lower Tier Northumberland)

Phone : (905) 372-9271
Your Host(s) : Cobourg Public Library

Cobourg, ON (Nearby: Baltimore, Port Hope, Grafton, Gores Landing, Harwood)

  • Early 1900s
  • Molson Mill Built about 1850 in Cobourg by Thomas Molson, a member of the famous Brewing family, it was operated as a gristmill.
  • Molson Mill Built about 1850 in Cobourg by Thomas Molson, a member of the famous Brewing family, it was operated as a gristmill.
  • Molson Mill Built about 1850 in Cobourg by Thomas Molson, a member of the famous Brewing family, it was operated as a gristmill.
  • Pratt’s Mill Built in Cobourg in the 1850?s by Ebenezer Perry and initially known as Perry’s Mill, it was sold to about 1889 to Alexander Pratt, and the Pratt family operated it until 1986.

200 Ontario St.,
Cobourg, Ontario
K9A 5P4

Ontario Tourism Region : Kawartha and Northumberland

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 15,426. In Hamilton T., Northumberland C., on L. Ontario at Factory Cr. and C. Rds. 2 & 45,just S ofHwy 401,114 km. E of Toronto.
  • The first settler, Eluid Nickerson, arrived in 1798 and built a log cabin. The settlement was first known as Buckville after early settler Elijah Buck, then Amberst, and then Hamilton, after the township.
  • The pioneers nicknamed it Hardscrabble. In 1822 the post office name was changed to Cobourg to commemorate the marriage of Princess Charlotte to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, Germany.
  • (The extra 0 in Cobourg is believed to have been an error made by a clerk.) The town has a magnifIcent hall built between 1856 and 1860 when residents believed their town could be chosen capital of Upper Canada.
  • Victoria Hall, one of Canada's most elegant buildings, serves as the Cobourg Town Hall and Northumberland County Court House. Hon. James Cockburn (1819-1883) practiced law in Cobourg and represented the area in the legislature.
  • He was a Father of Confederation as one of the delegates from Canada West at the Quebec Conference in 1864. Marie Dress¬ler, Canada's fIrst Oscar-winning actress, in 1930, was born Leila Marie Koerber in Cobourg in 1869.
  • The house where she was born is now a museum.
  • Postcard above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email

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Off the beaten track:
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  • Creighton Heights, 6km
  • Precious Corners, 6km
  • Spicer, 5km
  • Brookside, 7km
  • Camborne, 9km
  • The Gully, 9km
  • Cold Springs, Cobourg area, 12km
  • Dale, 10km
  • Port Hope, 10km
  • Plainville, 15km
  • Davidson's Corners, 13km
  • Rossmount, 15km
  • Centreton, 17km
  • Eddystone, 16km
  • Welcome, 14km
  • Taits Beach, 18km
  • Halstead Beach, 18km
  • Canton, 15km
  • Wicklow, 16km
  • Vernonville, 17km
  • Fenella, 22km
  • Port Britain, 16km
  • Carmel, Castleton area, 20km
  • Hall Landing, 22km
  • Pengelly Landing, 22km
  • Hiawatha, 24km
  • Morrish, 18km
  • Perrytown, 20km
  • Dunnette Landing, 26km
  • Alderville, 26km
  • Bensfort Corners, 25km
  • Burnley, 25km
  • Roseneath, 27km
  • Garden Hill, 22km
  • Oak Heights, 25km
  • Wesleyville, 21km
  • Little Germany, 28km
  • Lakeport, 21km
  • Campbelltown, 29km
  • Thomstown, 23km
  • Greenleys Corners, Castleton area, 23km
  • Griffis Corners, 22km
  • Tubbs Corners, 23km
  • Bensfort Bridge, 28km
  • Robin Landing, 29km
  • Mathers Corners, 30km
  • Purdy Corners, 22km
  • Osaca, 22km
  • Zion, Lucknow area, 22km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Rice Lake, 23km
  • Lake Ontario, 24km
  • McCleary Lake, 35km
  • Dartford Pond, 35km
  • Little Lake, 29km
  • O'Reilly Lake, 35km
  • O'Melia Lake, 37km
  • Little Lake, 39km
  • Norham Pond, 33km
  • Lamey Lake, 38km
  • Killoran Lake, 40km
  • Hermiston Lake, 39km
  • Stevenson Lake, 40km
  • Lily Lake, 42km
  • Barry Lake, 43km
  • Best's Pond, 43km
  • Maloney's Lake, 50km
  • Matson Lake, 37km
  • Buckley Lake, 51km
  • McKinnon Pond, 41km
  • Chemong Lake, 51km
  • Quarry Lake, 54km
  • Long Lake, 56km
  • Katchewanooka Lake, 56km
  • Rotten Lake, 56km
  • Moore Lake, 59km
  • Upper Chemong Lake, 60km
  • Seymour Lake, 55km
  • Mud Lake, 53km
  • Clear Lake, 61km
  • Lost Lake, 60km
  • Beloporine Lake, 60km
  • Tremur Lake, 46km
  • White Lake, 63km
  • Buckhorn Lake, 61km
  • Mill Pond, 47km
  • Fairy Lake, 65km
  • Big Duck Pond, 66km
  • Lovesick Lake, 66km
  • Stony Lake, 67km
  • Lower Buckhorn Lake, 67km
  • Duck Pond, 67km
  • Kawartha Lakes, 63km
  • Round Lake, 64km
  • Pigeon Lake, 64km
  • Brown Lake, 51km
  • Sandy Lake, 68km
  • Belmont Lake, 65km
  • Julian Lake, 70km
  • Emily Lake, 63km