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Campbellville is a compact rural community[1] in the geographic township of Nassagaweya in the Town of Milton, Regional Municipality of Halton, Ontario, Canada.[1] It is on the Niagara Escarpment and is a tourist destination for residents of the Greater Toronto Area.

Campbellville
Compact Rural Community
Skyline of Campbellville
Etymology: Named for John Campbell
Campbellville is located in Southern Ontario
Campbellville
Campbellville
Location in Southern Ontario
Coordinates: 43°29′17″N 79°58′56″W / 43.48806°N 79.98222°W / 43.48806; -79.98222Coordinates: 43°29′17″N 79°58′56″W / 43.48806°N 79.98222°W / 43.48806; -79.98222[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Regional municipalityHalton
TownMilton
Settled1832 (1832)
Police village1914
Amaglamated1974
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern Time Zone)
Postal code
Area code(s)905, 289, 365
NTS Map030M05
GNBC CodeFAOED

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HistoryEdit

Campbellville is named for John Campbell, who settled there in 1832. A saw mill was later built. A tavern was opened in 1847 by Mr. Priest. A hotel was also located in the early settlement, which burned down around 1930. The first store and post office were noted in 1849, located in William Campbell's home and operated by Malcolm Campbell.[2]

Campbelleville was incorporated as a police village in 1914.[3]

Campbellville was originally part of Nassagaweya Township, and it was noted in 1932 that Campbellville "was, as it is now, the most important centre" in the township.[2] Nassagaweya Township was part of Halton County until 1974, when the Regional Municipality of Halton was created and the township became part of the town of Milton.[citation needed]

Arts and cultureEdit

Located in Campbellville are Mohawk Racetrack, a harness racing venue; Crawford Lake Conservation Area, Mennonite furniture shops, an ice cream parlour, and Cristello's Village Market. The world's largest antique leaded stained glass store and museum, The Stonehouse of Campbellville, is also located in Campbellville.

Churches include St. David's Presbyterian Church, founded in 1869. Its current building dates to 1891 with an addition built in 1999. St. David's cemetery dates back to 1908.[citation needed] The Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Canada has its Episcopal Headquarters in Campbelville.[4]

EducationEdit

  • Hitherfield School
  • Brookville Public School
  • Hitherfield School, a private co-educational day school[5]

Notable peopleEdit

Bordering townsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Campbellville". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  2. ^ a b "The Old Man of the Big Clock Tower". Acton Free Press. August 4, 1932.
  3. ^ "Milton Town Hall Heritage: History Meets Modern Day" (PDF). Town of Milton. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Diocese of Canada." Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America. Retrieved on February 27, 2011. "Residence: Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery 7470 McNiven Rd RR #3 Campbellville, Ontario L0P 1B0"
  5. ^ http://www.hitherfield.com
  6. ^ http://www.edmsauce.com/2014/10/10/deadmau5-purchased-beautiful-5-million-house-canada/