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The Founding of Forest

The Founding of Forest

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2004

The Founding of Forest

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Lambton
The Municipality of Lambton Shores
In Forest, at the Station Library on the southwest corner of
King Street West and Washington Street North

Coordinates: N 43 05.760 W 82 00.185


Plaque Text

In 1858 Timothy Resseguie laid out the first village lots and the opening of a railway station here in 1859 on the recently completed Grand Trunk line from Guelph to Sarnia provided the nucleus around which this community grew. A general store was opened and it was followed by other commercial enterprises. An Anglican church was established in 1861 and the following year a post office was opened. Grist-mills and sawmills were constructed and the community flourished as a trans-shipment centre. With a population of over 750, Forest, in 1872, was incorporated as a village in accordance with a Lambton County by-law, and in 1889 it became a town.



Lambton Shores Plaques

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