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Phone : (905) 987-4844
Your Host(s) : Newcastle Library

Newcastle, ON (Nearby: Orono, Bowmanville, Newtonville, Clarington, Bowmanville, Kendal)

50 Mill St. N.,
Newcastle, Ontario
L1B 1L4

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Ontario Tourism Region : York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 37,769. Town in Reg. Mun. of Durham on L. Ontario 80 km. E of Toronto. The town was formed in 1974 by the amalgamation of the Village of Newcastle, the Town of Bowmanville, the townships of Clarke and Darlington, and the police village of Orono.
  • Newcastle-upon- Tyne was the name of a port south of Brighton, named after the county seat of Northumberland in England.
  • It was to have been the capital of the newly created Newcastle District, but the idea was dropped after the sinking of the schooner Speedy off Presqu'ile. The Speedy was en route to the new capital for a murder trial.
  • The defendant, judge, jury, and many influential people of the time were lost in the wreck.
  • In 1868 Samuel Wilmot established one of the earliest full-scale fish hatcheries in North America on the banks of nearby Wilmot Cr.
  • Joseph E. Atkinson (1865-1948) began his publishing career as a teenager collecting outstanding debts here for the Port Hope Times. In 1899 he became editor and manager of the Toronto Evening Star, which he built into Canada's largest daily newspaper.
  • Massey-Ferguson, one of the world's largest manufacturers of farm machinery, started here as a modest family business in 1848.
  • Under three generations of enterprising Masseys the company prospered and in 1879 was relocated from Newcastle to larger premises in Toronto.

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Off the beaten track:
  • Lovekin, 3km
  • Clarke, 6km
  • Port Darlington, 7km
  • Crooked Creek, 9km
  • Kirby, 11km
  • Starkville, 10km
  • Leskard, 13km
  • Gaud Corners, 10km
  • Port Granby, 10km
  • Salem, Bowmanville area, 11km
  • Maple Grove, Bowmanville area, 11km
  • Decker Hollow, 14km
  • Tyrone, 14km
  • Zion, Lucknow area, 13km
  • New Park, 18km
  • Wesleyville, 14km
  • Elizabethville, 17km
  • Osaca, 16km
  • Darlington Station, 15km
  • Pontypool, 21km
  • Glamorgan, 21km
  • Morrish, 16km
  • Solina, 17km
  • Manvers, 24km
  • Mitchell's Corners, 18km
  • Port Britain, 18km
  • Ballyduff, 25km
  • Garden Hill, 22km
  • Lotus, 25km
  • Perrytown, 21km
  • Taunton, 19km
  • Lakeview Park, Oshawa area, 20km
  • Harmony, Oshawa area, 20km
  • Burketon Station, 22km
  • Thomstown, 23km
  • Canton, 21km
  • Dranoel, 28km
  • Welcome, 21km
  • Burton, Blackstock area, 26km
  • Cedar Dale, 21km
  • Carmel, Bewdley area, 25km
  • Bethany, Peterborough area, 30km
  • Enfield, 23km
  • Cadmus, 27km
  • Tapley, 30km
  • Yelverton, 29km
  • Lifford, 31km
  • Brunswick, 32km
  • North Oshawa, 23km
  • Port Hope, 24km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Mill Pond, 14km
  • McKinnon Pond, 28km
  • Brown Lake, 26km
  • Fallis Pond, 28km
  • Samac Lake, 24km
  • Best's Pond, 40km
  • Lake Scugog, 35km
  • Lily Lake, 47km
  • Chalk Lake, 38km
  • Little Lake, 48km
  • Rice Lake, 44km
  • Chemong Lake, 55km
  • Emily Lake, 59km
  • Brookdale Pond, 45km
  • Sturgeon Lake, 62km
  • Goose Lake, 60km
  • Whitevale Pond, 46km
  • Pigeon Lake, 64km
  • Kawartha Lakes, 64km
  • Secord's Pond, 48km
  • Buckhorn Lake, 65km
  • Wagner Lake, 53km
  • Upper Chemong Lake, 66km
  • Glasgow Pond, 50km
  • Buckley Lake, 63km
  • Katchewanooka Lake, 66km
  • Widdifield Pond, 54km
  • Siloam Pond, 54km
  • Sandy Lake, 71km
  • Moore Lake, 69km
  • Cameron Lake, 72km
  • Maloney's Lake, 65km
  • Lazy Lake, 55km
  • Staley Lake, 55km
  • Mud Lake, 58km
  • Little Bald Lake, 74km
  • Shadow Lake, 56km
  • Windsor Lake, 56km
  • Big Bald Lake, 75km
  • Long Lake, 69km
  • Goose Lake, 76km
  • Musselman Lake, 56km
  • McCleary Lake, 62km
  • Quarry Lake, 70km
  • Balsam Lake, 77km
  • O'Melia Lake, 63km
  • Lower Buckhorn Lake, 76km
  • Clear Lake, 74km
  • O'Reilly Lake, 63km
  • Dartford Pond, 63km