Archer

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Dundas County

Dundas County was founded in 1792 under order from John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada and named after Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville. Dundas served in the British House of Commons, as Home Secretary in the government of William Pitt the Younger. Interestingly enough, Dundas opposed the abolition of slavery, while Simcoe was…

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Winchester Springs

Winchester Springs was home of a Sanatorium, the remains of which are located on SD&G County Road 5 just west of the main intersection with County Road 31. “The Springs” attracted visitors for the healing powers of the saline and sulphur waters of the area. Union Section School (S.S.) No. 118 is also located in…

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Williamsburg

The township of Williamsburg was named in honour of Prince William Henry, third son of King George III, later known as King William IV. The village of Williamsburg was originally known as “The Four Corners”, Cooksville, and finally Bell’s Corners.   Sources: Harkness KC, John Graham Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry – A History : Mutual…

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Straders Hill

Named for John Strader, a veteran of the War of 1812. Sources: Harkness KC, John Graham Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry – A History : Mutual United Press, 1946

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Stampville

The hamlet of Stampville was named after the Stamp family, the original settlers to this section of Matilda Township.

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The Sixth

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Riverside Heights

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Pleasant Valley

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Orchardside

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