Early Settlement in Erin Township - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Early Settlement in Erin Township

In 1818, the Crown purchased land now comprising Erin Township from the Mississauga First Nations, an Objibwa tribe, and within two years settlers had located near present-day Ballinafad. Small communities soon formed around the mills that were built at scattered sites throughout the tract. By 1850 the population of the township exceeded 3,000.

Location

At the Ballinafad Cemetery, in the vicinity of the earliest settlement in the area, County Road 24, Ballinafad

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Wellington

Municipality: Town of Erin

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