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Durham

Phone : (519) 369-3206
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Durham


  • Ferguson Gristmill Built by Alex Ferguson in 1857 on the Rocky Saugeen River north of Durham, and operated as a gristmill.
  • Ferguson Gristmill Built by Alex Ferguson in 1857 on the Rocky Saugeen River north of Durham, and operated as a gristmill.
  • Knechtel Feed Mill Found in Durham along the Saugeen River

164 Lambton St. E.,
Durham, Ontario
N0G 1R0


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

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 2,507. In Bentinck & Glenelg Ts., Grey C., on the Saugeen R. and Hwy 6 and C. Rd. 4, 45 km. SE of Owen Sound.
  • In 1842 a Scotsman named Archibald Hunter led a group of settlers north on the Garafraxa Colonization Rd., which ran between Arthur and present-day Owen Sound. They built a log house near the present townsite.
  • A post office called Bentinck, after the T., was opened in 1847. The township had been named in 1850 after Lord George Bentinck, a close relative of Queen Victoria.
  • In 1857 Crown Lands Agent George Jackson changed the name to Durham after County Durham, his home county in England.


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