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Town of Latchford (Single Tier Timiskaming)

Phone : (705) 676-2030
Your Host(s) : Latchford Public Library

Latchford, ON (Nearby: Cobalt, North Cobalt, Haileybury, New Liskeard, Temagami)

66 Main St.,
Latchford, Ontario
P0J 1N0

Ontario Tourism Region : Northeastern Ontario

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 306. In Coleman T., Timiskaming Dist., on Bay L. and the Montreal R. and Hwy 11, 130 km NW of North Bay.
  • The place was well known to First Nations Peoples and explorers because it was on the Montreal River system, but the frrst settlement of any kind was a Hudson's Bay Company trading post built on nearby Fiddler's I. in 1888.
  • It burned down in 1905. No settlement developed until the arrival of the Timiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway.
  • When the rail line was being built, silver was discovered in Cobalt, 14 km N. Latchford prospered on the heels of the great silver boom as the jumping-off place for prospectors headed north.
  • By 1907 the population was over 1,000. Major fires in 1908, 1910, and 1911, the end of transient prospectors, and the First World War, dealt the community a series of blows from which it never economically recovered.
  • The community was named after Hon. Francis R. Latchford, minister of works, who turned the first sod for the railway in North Bay in 1902 and drove the last spike at Moosonee 30 years later.
  • By roofing a culvert over Latchford Cr., the town claims the World's Shortest Covered Bridge. It is 11 feet, 3 inches (3.4 m) long.

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Off the beaten track:
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  • Gillies Depot, 6km
  • Johnson, Temagami area, 8km
  • Gillies, 7km
  • Coleman, Cobalt area, 11km
  • Freeman, Temagami area, 13km
  • Button's Corners, 15km
  • Kerr Lake, 13km
  • Rib Lake, 17km
  • O'Brien, New Liskeard area, 14km
  • Owaissa, 21km
  • Hillview, New Liskeard area, 23km
  • Temagami North, 24km
  • Mowat Landing, 20km
  • Dymond, 26km
  • Uno Park, 29km
  • Temagami, 29km
  • Highland, 30km
  • Paradis Bay, 21km
  • Milberta, 31km
  • Bigelow, 22km
  • Hanbury, 31km
  • Camp Wanapitei, 27km
  • Lorrain Valley, 23km
  • McCool, 35km
  • Sutton Bay, 31km
  • Silver Centre, 27km
  • Couttsville, 39km
  • Doherty, 40km
  • Maidens, 30km
  • Whitewood Grove, 43km
  • Judge, 37km
  • Cane, 38km
  • Thwaites, 41km
  • Pearson, 40km
  • Fridays, 41km
  • Osseo, 40km
  • Wabun Camp, 41km
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  • Kakeena Camp, 42km
  • Camp Bigwee, 42km
  • Camp Cayuga, 42km
  • Wabi-Kon, 46km
  • Redwater, 50km
  • Brentha, 51km
  • Brethour, 48km
  • Hill's Lake, 49km
  • Heaslip, 52km
  • Tomstown, 52km
  • Mountain Chutes, 44km
Nearby Lakes:
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  • Bay Lake, 2km
  • Straight Lake, 5km
  • Slate Lake, 4km
  • Coleman Lake, 4km
  • Little Blueberry Lake, 5km
  • Blueberry Lake, 5km
  • South Coleman Lake, 5km
  • Hearst Lake, 6km
  • Island Lake, 7km
  • Little Gillies Lake, 7km
  • Eisen Lake, 8km
  • Summit Lake, 7km
  • Loon Lake, 8km
  • Kelvin Lake, 6km
  • Head Lake, 8km
  • Mud Lake, 9km
  • First Justin Lake, 6km
  • Raede Lake, 7km
  • Reid Lake, 9km
  • Charlotte Lake, 9km
  • Johnson Lake, 8km
  • McLaren Lake, 9km
  • Best Lake, 9km
  • George Lake, 10km
  • Maggie Lake, 10km
  • Hound Chute Lake, 7km
  • Little Black Lake, 7km
  • Second Justin Lake, 7km
  • Bass Lake, 8km
  • Mountain Lake, 11km
  • Third Justin Lake, 7km
  • Little Hardwood Lake, 11km
  • Starr's Pond, 10km
  • Moffat Lake, 9km
  • South Pickerel Lake, 9km
  • North Pickerel Lake, 9km
  • Green Lake, 10km
  • Sharp Lake, 11km
  • Breeches Lake, 12km
  • Kitt Lake, 9km
  • Anima Nipissing Lake, 10km
  • Clear Lake, 10km
  • The Three Sisters, 13km
  • Roosevelt Lake, 11km
  • Goethe Lake, 13km
  • Moose Lake, 13km
  • Pretty Lake, 11km
  • North Beaver Lake, 10km
  • South Beaver Lake, 9km