Hastings Historical Plaques

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!

Historical Plaque Map - Central Hastings

Central Hastings

CHISHOLM'S MILLS

  In 1857, ten years before Confederation, William Fraser Chisholm (1829-1908) acquired Shipman’s Mill on the Moira River.

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FIRST GOLD MINE missing image

In August, 1866, Marcus Herbert Powell, Clerk of the Division Court and part-time prospector, struck gold nearby on the farm of John Richardson.

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FOUNDING OF TWEED missing image

During the 1830s a settlement, initially called Munroe's Mills and later Hungerford Mills, developed here on the Moira River.

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HUNGERFORD SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC OF 1884 missing image

The viral disease of smallpox - widespread in 19th century Ontario - flared up in a severe epidemic in Hungerford Township in 1884.

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JOHN WEIR FOOTE missing image
The only chaplain in World War II to receive the Victoria Cross, John Weir Foote was born and raised in Madoc.

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MACKENZIE'S MILLS
Water-powered mills were a vital necessity in the lives of pioneering settlements. ... READ MORE


MINERS OF MARMORA AND LAKE

Marmora is Upper Canada’s first pioneer irontown, established in 1821. The iron ore works gave life to mines in Blairton, Belmont and Ma... READ MORE



ONTARIO'S FIRST GOLD MINE missing image

In August, 1866, Marcus Herbert Powell, Clerk of the Division Court and part-time prospector, struck gold on the farm of John Richardson.... READ MORE



THOMASBURG SPRING

  The Thomasburg Spring provided fresh, cool water for generations of thirsty travellers and their horses.

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