1454 Gilford Rd RR # 1,
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Ontario Tourism Region : Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe
Description From Owner:
- Pop. 358. In West Gwillimbury T., Simcoe C., 2 km. W of the W shore of Cook's Bay off L. Simcoe, on C. Rd. 89,22 km. SE of Barrie.
- The name was chosen by the wife of Postmaster Thomas Maconchy in 1863.
- Margaret Patterson (George) Maconchy's hometown was Cookstown in County Tyrone, Ireland, but because there was a place nearby already named Cookstown, she chose the name Gilford after a place of the same name also in County Down, Ireland.
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