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The Founding of Newbury

The Founding of Newbury

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted November, 2004

The Founding of Newbury

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

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The Village of Newbury
At the public library on the east side of Hagerty Road
halfway between Queen Street and Dundas Street


Coordinates: N 42 41.063 W 81 47.923

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Plaque Text

The opening of a railway station near here in 1854 on the recently completed Great Western main line from Niagara Falls to Windsor provided the nucleus around which a community was soon established. In that year John Tucker and Robert Thompson registered subdivisions and a post office named 'Newbury' was opened. The community flourished and by 1857, with a population of almost 500, it contained hotels, stores, sawmills, a grist-mill, a foundry and several other small industries. The development of lumbering stimulated the growth of Newbury which by a county by-law of June 7, 1872, was incorporated as a village with a population of about 800. The first council was elected in January, 1873.

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