Bayham, Ontario

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Bayham
Township
Motto: Opportunity is Yours
Bayham is located in Southern Ontario
Bayham
Bayham
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 42°44′N 80°47′W / 42.733°N 80.783°W / 42.733; -80.783Coordinates: 42°44′N 80°47′W / 42.733°N 80.783°W / 42.733; -80.783
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Elgin
Settled 1800s
Incorporated January 1, 1850
Government
 • Mayor Paul Ens
 • Federal riding Elgin—Middlesex—London
 • Prov. riding Elgin—Middlesex—London
Area[1]
 • Land 245.00 km2 (94.60 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,989
 • Density 28.5/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code N0J
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.bayham.on.ca

Bayham (2011 Population: 6,989) is a municipality in the southeast corner of Elgin County, Ontario, Canada. It is south of the town of Tillsonburg and Oxford County.

History[edit]

Bayham was named in 1810 for Viscount Bayham Charles Pratt, a friend of land grant recipient Colonel Talbot. The township was incorporated on January 1, 1850. The villages of Port Burwell and Vienna were incorporated as separate municipalities and separated from the township in 1949 and 1853 respectively.

In 1998, Bayham was re-amalgamated with Port Burwell and Vienna to form an expanded Township of Bayham.

Communities[edit]

The municipality comprises the communities of Corinth, Eden, Froggetts Corners, North Hall, Port Burwell, Richmond, Springer's Hill, Straffordville, Vienna and Wadger.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[3]

  • Population in 2006: 6727
  • Population in 2001: 6375
  • Population total in 1996: 6234
    • Bayham (township): 4721
    • Port Burwell (village): 1023
    • Vienna (village): 490
  • Population in 1991:
    • Bayham (township): 4309
    • Port Burwell (village): 883
    • Vienna (village): 481

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bayham census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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