Charles Rankin 1797-1886 - Ontario Heritage Trust


Charles Rankin 1797-1886

A provincial land surveyor, Rankin began surveying the Nottawasaga Bay area in 1833, settling west of present-day Thornbury. His surveys included several townships in Grey County and a number of colonization roads that were intended to attract settlers to newly opened territory.


In Bayview Park, Bay Street, Thornbury

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Grey

Municipality: Town of Blue Mountains