George Tillson 1782-1864

A native of Massachusetts, Tillson operated the Normandale Iron Foundry in Norfolk County before moving to Oxford County in 1825. The sawmill and forge that he established in partnership with Benjamin Van Norman formed the nucleus of the future village of Tillsonburg.


At the pull-off at 3-27 Old Vienna Road, Tillsonburg

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Oxford

Municipality: Town of Tillsonburg