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(ONTARIO). (ONTARIO COUNTY). Antique Map of Thorah Township 1877

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1877 Antique Map of Thorah Township & villages of Cedar Dale, Harmony, Raglan & Columbus [Ontario County / now Durham Region, Central Ontario]

25 x 15 1/2 inches (63.5 x 39.3 cm)

sheet measures: 27 1/4" x 17 1/2"

original antique map (staining to margins & outer edges, light spotting along centerfold).

from the Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Ontario, Toronto: J.H. Beers, 1877.

Towns & Villages: Beaverton, Gamebridge, Cedar Dale, Harmony, Reglan & Columbus

Landmarks include: Lake Simcoe, Thorah Island, Talbot River, Beaver River, Cedar Dale Pond, Cedar Dale Works, Midland Railroad, schools, cemeteries,churches and some street names.

Some landowners include: T. Conant, G.P. Chandler, W. Coleman, R.S. Hamilton, J. MacEwan, C. Campbell, Jas. Donnell, Neil MacEachren, William MacRae, Alex MacRae, G.R. Proctor, R. MacDougall, A. Muir, J. Grant, J. Ross, L. Johnston, William Oke, D. MacRae, J. Ceale, William Francis, Miss Sophia Turner, R, Calder, William Brain Sr. Arch Currie, T. Metcalf, G. Grant, A. Edgar, N. & A. Buchanan, Don Ross, J. Adamson, A. Stoddart, William Daly, G.G. Glover, J. Howell, M. McTaggart, John MacLean, D. Gillespie, H. Morrison, R. Morrison, A. MacFadgen, Hugh MacMillian, J. MacInnis, C Spencer. J. McKay,, A. Mackay, A. MacCall, P. Walls, Alex Calder, A. Murray, J, Furnass, H. Hodson, D. Calder, W. White, T. Treleaven, Alexander Hamilton, L Miller, G. Procotor,, D. Cameron,  D. Carmichael, James French, D. Graham, C. Galloway, J. Gunn, Don Gunn, A. Currie, A. Gillis, G. Evans, Mrs. R. Bethune, J.A. Proctor, T. Thompson, C.H. Davidson, R. Bruce, William Munro. William Fraser, K. H. Parliament, Canada Co., W. McArthur, Hector Grant, C Heron, Hanes Grant, T. Montgomery, Farquhar MacRae, M. Parks, L. MacNeil, D. Bruce, M. Brennan, E. Westott, C. Westcott, R. Hodgson, J. Dorcharly Estate and more.

Go back in time and trace the history of the Ontario & it's ancestors and maybe even your own!

 own a piece of Ontario Local History & Genealogy

Thorah township opened in 1820. Two years later in 1822, the first settlers arrived: Ensign Turner, a half-pay officer and J.E. White, the surveyor.

Donald Cameron also appears on the map, who in 1824 brought a number of settlers from Glengarry amongst them were the Campbells, The McRaes (MacRaes), the McDonalds (MacDonalds) and Camerons. Donald Cameron was also one Beaverton's first councillors.

In 1827, the balance of the township was surveyed by Gibson and Scottish settlers from Islay Island including Donald Calder, the MacMillans (McMillans) and McFadgens (MacFadgens) arrived. In 1830, more Highlanders arrived including John Bruce, John Gunn, James Gordon, Frasers, McLellans and Neil Murray.

Alexander Hamilton, proprietor of the Hamilton House, a hotel constructed in the 1870s appears on this map. So does George R. Procter, a merchant in Beaverton who owned hundreds of acres of land at the time of this maps publication.

~If you're looking for a particular town, city, township or county please contact us and we will let you know what we have.


*Map will be mailed flat and not in a tube. Please contact us if you would prefer to have it rolled

**Custom Framing available! Please contact us for details.