Founding of Stoney Point, The

French-speaking settlers from the Detroit-Sandwich area and Lower Canada (Quebec) were the first to locate in Tilbury West Township after it was surveyed in 1824. They established farms along Lake St. Clair and later near the Tecumseh Road and by 1851 formed a community called Stoney Point. After the arrival of the railway in 1854, the village developed into a market and industrial centre serving an agricultural and lumbering hinterland. In 1881, Stoney Point and the neighbouring hamlet of Chevalier, founded about 1868, became the incorporated police village of Stoney Point with 375 residents. Following a succession of fires and a decrease in nearby lumbering activity, the village's industrial section declined after 1900 and by 1920 Stoney Point had been transformed into a quiet agricultural village.


In front of the municipal building, 6690 Tecumseh Road, Stoney Point

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Essex

Municipality: Town of Lakeshore