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The Founding of Waterford

The Founding of Waterford

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

The Founding of Waterford

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Norfolk
In Waterford, at the old town hall
on the west side of Main Street South
between Nichol and Temperance streets


Coordinates: N 42 55.990 W 80 17.419

Map

Plaque Text

Settlement of Townsend Township began in 1794 and within six years Paul Averill was operating saw and grist-mills on Nanticoke Creek where it met an established trail. Here grew a community, known successively as Sayles' Mills, Sovereign's Mills, Lodersville, and finally as Waterford when a post-office was opened around 1826. Located in a rich agricultural and lumbering region, Waterford developed as Norfolk County's northern market centre and by 1851 contained the township hall and numerous industries. One major industry was the agricultural implement factory built by James Green, a local merchant. The opening of a Canada Southern Railway station at Waterford in 1871 facilitated its growth and the village was incorporated in 1878 with a population of approximately 1,100.

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