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Leamington

Phone : (519) 326-2678
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Leamington

Leamington, ON (Nearby: Blytheswood, Ruthven, Staples, Kingsville, Wheatley)

25 John St.
Leamington, Ontario
N8H 1H3

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Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 16,000. In Mersea T., Essex C., on Pigeon Bay of L. Erie and Hwy 77 and C. Rds. 20 & 34, 53 km SE of Windsor.
  • The community had its beginnings in the early 1800s after the Talbot Rd. was laid out by Col. Thomas Talbot.
  • It was frrst called Wilkinson Corners, and when the post office was to be established in 1854, mill owner William Gaines suggested the name Gainesborough.
  • There already was such a place in Ontario, so Gaines proposed Leaming¬ton for his native town in Warwickshire, England. Natural gas and oil were discovered in the area, but by 1904 the wells had petered out.
  • Point Pelee National Park is immediately SE of Leamington. The park has the smallest dry land area of any Canadian national park but draws more than half a million visitors each year.
  • Point Pelee juts into L. Erie like the spout of a funnel and is a migratory flyway for birds and butterflies, at the tip of which they rest before or after crossing the lake.
  • More than 700 species of plants have been identified in the tiny park, and 347 species of birds have been spotted.
  • On a clear night in August of 1845, two steamships, the Kent and the London, sighted each other and signaUed but failed to alter course and collided.
  • The London attempted to tow the badly damaged Kent to Point Pelee, but the Kent sank with an estimated loss of 10 lives.
  • Leamington is one of two ports on the Ontario shore from which summer ferry service connects with Pelee I. and Sandusky, Ohio.


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