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Port Rowan

Phone : (519) 586-3220
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Port Rowan

Port Rowan, ON (Nearby: St. Williams, Walsingham, Turkey Point, Vittoria, Delhi)

  • Backhouse Mill This mill was built by John Backhouse in 1798, and was purchased by the Big Creek Conservation Authority in 1955, at which time it had been the longest continually operating mill of any in the Province of Ontario.

5 Church
Port Rowan, Ontario
N0E 1M0

Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 846. In the Reg. Moo. of Haldimand-Norfolk, on Inner Bay off Long Point Bay of L. Erie and C. Rd. 42, 27 km. SW of Simcoe.
  • The first settlers, the Backhouse family (later changed to Bachus), were operating a grist mill m the area in 1798.
  • The mill, (made of hand hewn timbers and wooden pegs), the Backus home, and a number of other pioneer buildings moved to the site from the region, are open to the public.
  • The hamlet was founded in 1819 by John Dutcher and first called Dutcher's Corners. It was renamed Port Rowan when the post office was established in 1845.
  • The name honours Capt. William Rowan, secretary to Gov. Sir John Colborne in 1839. In November of 1854, Abigail Becker single-handedly rescued eight sailors from the icy waters of L. Erie when their schooner was wrecked in a fierce storm near Long Point.
  • She received several awards and a personal letter from Queen Victoria for her action, which she maintained was just her 'duty.'

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Off the beaten track:
  • Port Royal, 4km
  • Long Point, Port Rowan area, 5km
  • St. Williams, 5km
  • Old Cut, 6km
  • Ungers Corner, 7km
  • Erie View, 6km
  • Walsingham, 8km
  • Spring Arbour, 8km
  • Rowan Mills, 7km
  • Forestville, 9km
  • Silver Hill, Port Rowan area, 14km
  • Carholme, 14km
  • Walsh, 14km
  • Turkey Point, 13km
  • The Cottages, 12km
  • Glenshee, 16km
  • Clear Creek, 13km
  • Pine Grove, Simcoe area, 17km
  • Cultus, 13km
  • Normandale, 15km
  • Marston, 15km
  • Greens Corner, Simcoe area, 19km
  • Fishers Glen, 17km
  • Lynedoch, 20km
  • Jacksonburg, 15km
  • Wyecombe, 19km
  • Vittoria, 18km
  • Powells Corners, 22km
  • Atherton, 22km
  • Andy's Corners, 19km
  • Bill's Corners, Simcoe area, 22km
  • Gilbertville, 23km
  • Fairground, 17km
  • Houghton Centre, 17km
  • Frogmore, 18km
  • South Middleton, 21km
  • Halfway House Corner, 22km
  • Nixon, 25km
  • Port Ryerse, 21km
  • Hillcrest, Simcoe area, 25km
  • Avalon Park, 23km
  • Simcoe, 27km
  • Rattlesnake Harbour, 28km
  • Hemlock, 21km
  • Lynn Valley, 25km
  • Kinglake, 22km
  • Lynnville, 30km
  • Colborne, 29km
  • Mabee's Corners, 25km
  • Port Dover, 27km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Peter's Pond, 11km
  • Shanty Pond, 11km
  • Island Pond, 13km
  • Umbrella Pond, 15km
  • Second Island Pond, 15km
  • Mallards Pond, 16km
  • Helmer's Pond, 17km
  • Crystal Lake, 27km
  • Sutton's Pond, 27km
  • Bouck Pond, 23km
  • Silver Lake, 27km
  • Anderson Pond, 28km
  • Waterford Ponds, 36km
  • Mill Pond, 36km
  • Lake Hunger, 38km
  • St. Josephs Lake, 34km
  • Duncan's Pond, 30km
  • Lake Lisgar, 36km
  • Long Pond, 32km
  • Vivians Pond, 45km
  • Willow Lake, 46km
  • Smiths Mill Pond, 46km
  • Victoria Lake, 48km
  • Spring Lake, 47km
  • Cooley Pond, 56km
  • Levey Lake, 59km
  • Hodges Pond, 56km
  • Mohawk Lake, 59km
  • Mud Lake, 53km
  • Lake Whittaker, 53km
  • O'neals Pond, 65km
  • Fowlers Pond, 64km
  • Springwater Pond, 49km
  • Centreville Pond, 58km
  • Pine Pond, 65km
  • Watts Pond, 66km
  • Dry Lake, 54km
  • Park Haven Lake, 65km
  • Trotters Lake, 65km
  • White's Pond, 50km
  • Buchanan Lake, 66km
  • Burgess Lake, 68km
  • Buck Pond, 67km
  • Blue Lake, 68km
  • Trout Lake, 67km
  • Spottiswood Lakes, 70km
  • Maple Lake, 69km
  • Turnbull Lake, 71km
  • Pinehurst Lake, 72km
  • Moore Pond, 73km