Campbellville is a compact rural community in the geographic township of Nassagaweya in the Town of Milton, Regional Municipality of Halton, Ontario, Canada. It is on the Niagara Escarpment and is a tourist destination for residents of the Greater Toronto Area.
Compact Rural Community
|Etymology: Named for John Campbell|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern Time Zone)|
|Area code(s)||905, 289, 365|
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.
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. 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.
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. The Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Canada has its Episcopal Headquarters in Campbelville.
- Hitherfield School
- Brookville Public School
- Hitherfield School, a private co-educational day school
- Joel "deadmau5" Zimmerman, progressive music DJ and producer
- Charles Clarence "Clare" Laking (February 21, 1899 – November 26, 2005), believed to be the longest lived World War I veteran in Canada who fought on the front lines.
- Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (13 June [O.S. 1 June] 1882 – 24 November 1960), escaped to Canada after World War II and settled in the area before moving to Cooksville.
- Bruce Hood, NHL Referee, travel industry professional and aspiring politician.
- Ronald Roberts, WHA and NHL executive and insurance industry executive
- Jim Perry - television personality
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- "The Old Man of the Big Clock Tower". Acton Free Press. August 4, 1932.
- "Milton Town Hall Heritage: History Meets Modern Day" (PDF). Town of Milton. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
- "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"
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