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City of St. Thomas (Single Tier Elgin)

Phone : (519) 631-0950
Your Host(s) : Canada Post St. Thomas

St. Thomas, ON (Nearby: Talbotville Royal, Union, Port Stanley, Sparta, Fingal)

403 Talbot St.
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 1B7

Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 31,319. City in Elgin C., on Kettle Cr. and Hwys 3 & 4, 29 km S of London. The settlement was founded in 1810 by Capt. Daniel Rapelje from New York State, a veteran of several battles in the War of 1812.
  • He built a grist mill and laid out his farm in lots, which he sold to settlers. He donated one of the lots for St. Thomas Anglican Church, which was built in 1824 and is still standing.
  • Also in 1824, Dr. Charles Duncombe and Dr. John Rolph opened Upper Canada's fIrst medical school which they called The Talbot Dispensatory.
  • Dr. Duncombe was an ardent supporter of William Lyon Mackenzie's Reform Party, played an active role in the Rebellion of 1837, and was forced to flee to the United States after Mackenzie's defeat at Montgomery's Tavern.
  • On Christmas morning, 1870, fire wiped out half of St. Thomas' business section.
  • The water supply was low, the hoses were in poor condition, and the only way the volunteer fire department could bring the fire under control was to tear down wooden structures in the fire's path.
  • In the 1870s both the Canada Southern and the Great Western Railways built their lines through St. Thomas. In 1885, the largest elephant ever in captivity was accidentally killed by a train at St. Thomas after performing with the Barnum and Bailey Circus
  • In 1985 a statue of Jumbo, 10 percent larger than life size, was erected at the western entrance to the city despite considerable opposition.
  • The monument has since drawn up to 101,500 visitors in a single year. St. Thomas was the home of Mitchell F. Hepburn, premier of Ontario 1934-1942.
  • The community was first called Kettle Creek Village and then Stirling, but when the post office was opened in 1825 it was called St. Thomas to honour Col. Thomas Talbot,
  • the colonizer of southern Ontario, who established thousands of settlers along the Talbot Rd. (The St. was added for assonance).

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  • Union Pond, 8km
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  • Bell's Pond, 12km
  • Tennants Pond, 15km
  • White's Pond, 12km
  • Springwater Pond, 13km
  • Pond Mills, 18km
  • Westminster Ponds, 19km
  • Walkers Pond, 19km
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  • Fanshawe Lake, 31km
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  • Sunova Lake, 48km
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  • Maple Lake, 66km
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  • Pine Pond, 65km
  • Cooley Pond, 64km
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