Historical Plaques by REGION
Click the pins on the map below to discover the plaques in your local area and beyond. Discover the history of your own community!
One of the first Baptist missionaries to serve the scattered communities along the north shore of Lake Ontario, Turner came to Upper Canada... ... READ MORE
In 1853, following the surveying of the Hastings Colonization Road, the Clark family were the first Europeans to settle here.... READ MORE
In 1857, ten years before Confederation, William Fraser Chisholm (1829-1908) acquired Shipman’s Mill on the Moira River.
In August, 1866, Marcus Herbert Powell, Clerk of the Division Court and part-time prospector, struck gold nearby on the farm of John Richardson.... READ MORE
During the 1830s a settlement, initially called Munroe's Mills and later Hungerford Mills, developed here on the Moira River.... READ MORE
This road was begun in 1854 as part of a network of "Colonization Roads" planned by the government. ... READ MORE
The viral disease of smallpox - widespread in 19th century Ontario - flared up in a severe epidemic in Hungerford Township in 1884.... READ MORE
The only chaplain in World War II to receive the Victoria Cross, John Weir Foote was born and raised in Madoc. ... READ MORE
Born in Bangor Township, Dafoe began his career with the "Montreal Daily Star" in 1883. ... READ MORE
The steep sides of this narrow river valley provided excellent opportunities for damming the Salmon River. ... READ MORE
Water-powered mills were a vital necessity in the lives of pioneering settlements. ... READ MORE
Marmora is Upper Canada’s first pioneer irontown, established in 1821. The iron ore works gave life to mines in Blairton, Belmont and Ma...
In August, 1866, Marcus Herbert Powell, Clerk of the Division Court and part-time prospector, struck gold on the farm of John Richardson....
The Peterson Road was named after Joseph S. Peterson, the surveyor who determined its route... READ MORE