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Phone : (519) 357-2680
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Wingham

Wingham, ON (Nearby: Bluevale, Belgrave, Teeswater, Jamestown (Huron), Forest)

303 Josephine
Wingham, Ontario
N0G 1E0

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Ontario Tourism Region : Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 2,883. In Turnberry T., Huron C., at the confluence of the North and South branches of the Maitland R. and C. Rds. 4 & 86, 112 km N of London.
  • Wingham's first settler came from Owen Sound to try his luck in the northern part of Huron C., which had just been opened in the late 1850s.
  • Wingham is only 80 km S of Owen Sound, but to get here in 1858, Edward Farley and his family had to take a roundabout route with all their possessions.
  • From Owen Sound they went by boat to Collingwood, and from there by the Northern RaIlway te Toronto. From there they took the Grand Trunk Railway to Stratford.
  • There Farley hired teams and wagons, but the roads were so bad the teams left the family at Blyth and turned back. Farley then rounded up two teams of oxen and got as far as Bodwin in Morris T., where the road ended.
  • he built a huge raft on which the family piled its possessions and floated downstream to the site of presentd-day Wingham, which Farley named Lower Wingham after Wingham in Kent, England
  • When the post office was established in 1862, the name was shortened to Wingham.

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Off the beaten track:
  • Lower Wingham, 1km
  • Hutton Heights, 2km
  • Glenannan, 6km
  • Bluevale Siding, 6km
  • Wingham Junction, 6km
  • Whitechurch, 8km
  • Sunshine, Blyth area, 12km
  • Teeswater, 12km
  • Marnoch, 11km
  • Fordyce, 11km
  • Langside, 13km
  • Lower Langside, 13km
  • Belmore, 12km
  • Wroxeter, 13km
  • Ambleside, 16km
  • Salem, Walkerton area, 18km
  • Westford, 18km
  • Westfield, 16km
  • Donnybrook, 15km
  • St. Augustine, 16km
  • St. Helens, 16km
  • Little Egypt, 22km
  • Riversdale, 23km
  • Walton, 23km
  • McIntosh, Mildmay area, 18km
  • Kinlough, 22km
  • Cranbrook, 23km
  • Greenock, 24km
  • Harlock, 24km
  • Kinloss, 25km
  • Prosperity, 20km
  • Ethel Siding, 23km
  • Leadbury, 27km
  • Belfast, 20km
  • Lakelet, 21km
  • Zion, Newcastle area, 21km
  • Molesworth, 22km
  • Otter Creek, Mildmay area, 26km
  • Winthrop, 30km
  • Saratoga, 23km
  • McNaught, 30km
  • Purple Grove, 27km
  • Deemerton, 26km
  • Kinburn, 30km
  • Walkerton, 29km
  • Kingarf, 31km
  • Moncrieff, 30km
  • Dunkeld, 32km
  • Henfryn, 28km
  • Mafeking, 24km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Wraith's Lake, 13km
  • Wroxeter Mill Pond, 13km
  • McGlinn Lake, 18km
  • Purvis Lake, 15km
  • McFarlane Lake, 19km
  • Hodgins Lake, 20km
  • Mud Lake, 16km
  • Clam Lake, 22km
  • Statters Lake, 22km
  • Silver Lake, 24km
  • Hayes Lake, 23km
  • Hamel's Pond, 23km
  • Witter's Pond, 23km
  • Lakelet Lake, 21km
  • Mullin's Mill Pond, 30km
  • Blind Lake, 22km
  • Cunningham Lake, 30km
  • Schmidt Lake, 31km
  • Gordon Lake, 30km
  • Plum Lake, 32km
  • Bester Lake, 33km
  • Meyer Lake, 34km
  • Cargill Mill Pond, 34km
  • Ruhl Lake, 37km
  • Marl Lake, 37km
  • Metzger Pond, 35km
  • Lake Rosalind, 38km
  • Pearl Lake, 40km
  • Dankert Lake, 41km
  • Tricks Pond, 40km
  • Westfall's Lake, 41km
  • Habermehl Lake, 43km
  • Allan Park Trout Pond, 42km
  • Ballinafad Lake, 38km
  • McDonald Lake, 48km
  • Pike Lake, 41km
  • Copps Lake, 49km
  • Boyd Lake, 50km
  • Bluewater Lakes, 51km
  • Binns Lake, 51km
  • Louise Lake, 51km
  • North Louise Lake, 52km
  • Morrison Lake, 60km
  • McLean Lake, 52km
  • Welbeck Mill Pond, 55km
  • Holstein Dam, 48km
  • McCormick Lake, 54km
  • Arran Lake, 66km
  • Harrison Lake, 59km
  • Tobermory Lake, 56km