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Ontario Tourism Region : Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe
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- Pop. 607. In Huron T., Bruce C., on C. Rds. 6 & 7, 53 km. NE of Goderich. The place was settled in 1852 by 100 Scottish immigrant families from the Island of Lewis, the most northerly island of the Outer Hebrides.
- The community was named Ripley when the post office opened in 1856, after a town in Derbyshire England. In 1874 the post office name was changed to Dingwall after a Scottish town, to appease the large number of Scottish settlers.
- The Wellington, Grey anl Bruce Railroad arrived that year and retained the name Ripley for its station. To avoid confusion the community was renamed Ripley in 1880.
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