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The Founding of Seaforth

The Founding of Seaforth

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted October, 2004

The Founding of Seaforth

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Plaque Location

The County of Huron
The Municipality of Huron East
In Seaforth, in front of the cenotaph
on the east side of Victoria Street at Gouinlock Street


Coordinates: N 43 33.087 W 81 23.603

Map

Plaque Text

Anticipating the construction of the Buffalo, Brantford and Goderich Railroad through this region, Christopher and George Sparling acquired, during 1850-53, most of the present site of Seaforth. George laid out a subdivision in 1856 and Christopher sold most of his land in Tuckersmith Township to a syndicate headed by James Patton of Barrie. Patton is said to have procured a railway station and named it Seaforth. Situated on the Huron Road and the railway, and a shipping point for wheat, Seaforth had a post office by December 1859, was incorporated as a village in 1868 and as a town in 1875.

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Another Plaque in Seaforth
Honourable William Aberhart 1878-1943

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Huron East Plaques




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