Founding of Teeswater, The

By 1855, the first permanent settlers on the site of Teeswater, the families of Matthew Hadwen and Peter Brown, had located here on the Teeswater River. In that year, Brown erected a sawmill and later added a grist-mill. In 1856, a post office was established with Hadwen as first postmaster. Although the settlement's early growth was slow, a tannery, a foundry, two taverns and a pearl-ash factory were in operation by 1867 when the population numbered some 400. The development of the community was spurred by the completion of a branch line of the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway in 1874 from a point near Orangeville. Teeswater was incorporated as a village on January 1, 1875 with a population of about 700.


At the town hall, 3 Clinton Street North, Teeswater

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Bruce

Municipality: Municipality of South Bruce