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The Madill Church 1873

Madill Church

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted May, 2017

Madill Church

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted May, 2017

Plaque Location

The District of Muskoka
The Town of Huntsville
On Madill Church Road north of Old Muskoka Road
just west of Highway 11 about 6 km south of Huntsville

Coordinates: N 45 17.627 W 79 16.375


Plaque Text

This pioneer squared-timber church, one of the few remaining examples of its type in Ontario, was begun in 1872 and completed the next year. Following the surveys of Stephenson Township in 1862 and 1871 and the extension of the Muskoka Road to the site of Huntsville in 1870, many settlers took up land in this area. One of these, John Madill, donated .5 ha of land for the church and burying ground and the members of the congregation contributed the logs. The first services were conducted by itinerant missionaries of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Although no longer in regular use, an annual service is still held here by The United Church of Canada.

Related Ontario plaque
The Muskoka Road 1858


Huntsville Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted January 8, 2017
Hi, are we able to have a wedding ceremony there September 30, 2017?
Amy Dahl amy-dahl@hotmail.com

> Posted July 9, 2016
Greetings, I was wondering if there will be a Church Service at the Madill Church this year.
Leonard Fearon leonard.fearon@gmail.com

> Posted July 14, 2013
Can anyone tell me if the church is open for visitors to view the inside.
Ethel Leslie

> Posted August 11, 2012
It's a beautiful church. A work of art.

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