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Ontario Tourism Region : Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington
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- Pop. 255. In Hibbert T., Perth C., on Carronbrook, Hwy 8 and C. Rd. 10,29 km NW of Stratford.
- . The first settler was U. C. Lee, who opened a store for area farmers. Joseph Kidd settled a few years later in the community then known as Carron brook after a tributary to the Bayfield River that flowed through the settlement.
- When salt was discovered at Seaforth, about 11 km NW of Carronbrook, Kidd piped brine to Carronbrook, where he set up a saltworks, employed up to 50 people and produced 200 barrels of salt a day.
- He also built a sawmill and a business block on the main street. The post office was established as Carronbrook in 1854, but in 1878 the name was changed to Dublin, Kidd's birthplace in Ireland.
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