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Founding of Seaforth, The

Anticipating the construction of the Buffalo, Brantford and Goderich Railroad through this region, Christopher and George Sparling acquired, during 1850-53, most of the present site of Seaforth. George laid out a subdivision in 1856 and Christopher sold most of his land in Tuckersmith Township to a syndicate headed by James Patton of Barrie. Patton is said to have procured a railway station and named it Seaforth. Situated on the Huron Road and the railway, and a shipping point for wheat, Seaforth had a post office by December 1859, was incorporated as a village in 1868, and as a town in 1875.

Location

At the west entrance to Victoria Park, Victoria and Gouinlock streets, Seaforth

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Huron

Municipality: Municipality of Huron East

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