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Glencoe & District Historical Society

Preservation of Local Heritage

247 Main Street
Glencoe & District Historical Society, 247 Main St., Glencoe Ontario

Who We Are

Formed in April 1978, the Glencoe & District Historical Society was created to promote, encourage and foster the study of local history and genealogy including original research.

The founding president Reverend George Hamilton held a strong passion regarding the preservation of local history and believed in the importance of sharing knowledge and engaging people with an organization that would provide an environment focused on encouraging these interests.
Many of our members are experts in various topics of regional history including:

The Glencoe & District Historical Society is an incorporated non-profit volunteer organization. It is a member of the Ontario Historical Society and the Ontario Genealogical Society. Our objectives are:

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Glencoe & District

Ontario Counties The Historical Society primarily focuses on local history within the bounds of the current Municipality of Southwest Middlesex, located in the south-west tip of Middlesex County

The area encompassed by this region includes:

     - Village of Glencoe
     - Ekfrid Township [Former]
     - Mosa Township [Former]
     - Appin
     - Newbury
     - Melbourne
     - Middlemiss
     - Wardsville

Townships Brief History - Formation of the Townships

The Townships of Mosa, Ekfrid, Carodoc and Lobo were formed in 1821 following a land purchase from the Chippewas. These were known as the Longwoods Townships, and they were attached to the District of London.

The Township of Metcalfe formed in 1845 from the north section of Ekfrid, and a southern portion of Adelaide Township. The modern boundary of Middlesex County and its townships were defined before Canada's confederation in 1867.

In January of 2001 the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex was formed from the amalgamation of Ekfrid and Mosa Townships along with the villages of Glencoe, Appin, Melbourne, Wardsville, and Middlemiss. Newbury was not included in the amalgamation and remains an independent municipality within Middlesex County.

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Related Links

  History & Genealogy Resources

Ontario Historical Society (OHS)

Ontario Geneological Society

Middlesex Family History

Glencoe Public Library

Middlesex Public Library

London Public Library

  Local Government

Municipality of Southwest Middlesex

County of Middlesex

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