Founding of Belle River, The - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Founding of Belle River, The

As a regional shipping point in the 1850s, Belle River enjoyed a certain amount of prosperity. Throughout most of the 19th century, milling was the major industry in this small community founded by French settlers from the Detroit River area.

Location

In Memorial Park, South Street, Belle River

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Essex

Municipality: Town of Lakeshore

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