Camborne, Ontario

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dispersed Rural Community
Etymology: Named for Camborne in Cornwall, England, itself from the Cornish Cambron, 'Crooked Hill'
Camborne is located in Southern Ontario
Location of Camborne in Southern Ontario
Coordinates: 44°02′14″N 78°13′10″W / 44.03722°N 78.21944°W / 44.03722; -78.21944Coordinates: 44°02′14″N 78°13′10″W / 44.03722°N 78.21944°W / 44.03722; -78.21944[1]
MunicipalityHamilton Township
Elevation181 m (594 ft)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal code FSA
Area code(s)905, 289, 365

Camborne is an unincorporated place and dispersed rural community in Hamilton Township, Northumberland County in Central Ontario, Canada.[1][3][4][5] It is located on County Road 18 about 6.5 km (4 mi) north of Ontario Highway 401 exit 472 and 10 km (6 mi) north of Cobourg. The village has a population of approximately 350.[citation needed]

Camborne was settled by United Empire Loyalists and immigrants, primarily from the United Kingdom, in the early- and mid-19th century. It was established as a rural, agricultural community.[citation needed]

The municipal office for the Township of Hamilton is located in Camborne.[6] Camborne Public School, a junior elementary school that is part of the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, is also located in the village,[7] and the original one-room school is maintained as an active community centre and historic site.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Camborne". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ Elevation taken from Google Maps at coordinates. Accessed 2018-07-02.
  3. ^ "CLAIMaps IV". Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. 2016. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  4. ^ Map 6 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 700,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2016-01-01. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  5. ^ Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #5 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 2006. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  6. ^ "Home Page". Township of Hamilton. Retrieved 2010-08-08.
  7. ^ "Camborne Public School". Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Archived from the original on 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-08-08.
  8. ^ "Old Camborne School and Playground Committee". Township of Hamilton. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2010-08-08.