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The Founding of Tweed

The Founding of Tweed

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

The Founding of Tweed

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted June, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
The Municipality of Tweed
In a parkette on the east side of
Victoria Street North (Highway 37)
between Bridge Street and Spring Street

Coordinates: N 44 28.693 W 77 18.813


Plaque Text

During the 1830s a settlement, initially called Munroe's Mills and later Hungerford Mills, developed here on the Moira River. In 1850, when its population had reached approximately 100, it was surveyed and renamed Tweed by prominent millowner, James Jamieson. The community grew steadily during the mid-19th century with the development of lumbering and mining in the area. Later, as agriculture assumed greater importance, it became a service centre for local farmers. By 1891, when it merged with neighbouring Georgetown and was incorporated as a village, Tweed was served by two railways and had several small factories, numerous businesses and over 750 residents. In 1967, after decades of modest growth, the community gained widespread attention as the site of Canada's first all-woman municipal council.



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> Posted December 4, 2011
Tweed is an amazing town with a lot of heart :D

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