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Copetown, Ontario

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Coordinates: 43°14′39.09″N 80°3′22.94″W / 43.2441917°N 80.0563722°W / 43.2441917; -80.0563722

The Flamborough Community Coat of Arms
The Flag of Flamborough (Copetown is one of the most southern communities found in Flamborough)

Copetown is a Canadian rural neighbourhood of the city of Hamilton, Ontario located east of Brantford.[1] William Cope, a United Empire Loyalist from the U.S. state of New York settled here in 1794. The community was renamed after his son Conradt in 1851. The current population of this community is approximately 130 residents.[2]

Copetown

This community is located within the 905 area code for telephones and the postal forward sortation area in this region is L0R.[3] Dundas Hill is located nearby, signifying its closeness to Dundas. The community is located 35 miles or 56 kilometres away from Mississauga and 40 miles or 64 kilometres away from Toronto. Copetown is also a short eastbound drive away from Flamboro Downs and is located relatively close to downtown Dundas.

Summary[edit]

Residential areas are nearby; approximately 67% of the 130 people who reside in Copetown have ownership of their home.[4] However, all family units that apply for mortgage applications in Copetown consists of married couples with the average age of a Copetown mortgage holder being 36 years of age.[4] Agriculture and services are two major industries in Copetown; with options available to either buy the products that already been picked by the farmer or for the consumer to pick the product himself out of the field. Apple season in Copetown typically lasts from August 18 until October 20; when the threats of winter frost first emerge.[5] There are several commercial enterprises in Copetown (including the general store located off Highway 52[6] and the feed mill off Railway Street). For the local senior citizens, there is a retirement community that is located in the village on the outskirts of Hamilton.[7]

Copetown

Copetown also has a Lions Community Centre which is considered to be a service club for adults.[8] Meetings take place first and third Monday during the months of September through June at 7 o'clock in the evening.[8] Membership is required and the official language of the organization is English.[8] The Copetowns are located in Ward 13 of the regional Lions Association and elections take place annually in April.[8]

From the CN/VIA Railway, one can see the Quick Feeds Ltd. feed mill after the bridge; the feed mill is owned by Mr. David Quick and currently employs three people.[9] This location is actually where the old Copetown station used to be prior to closing due to lack of service. The centre of Copetown is the four-way stop at the intersection between Highway 52 and Governors Road. The TH&B railway used to run near Copetown by way of Old Highway 99, Slote Road and crossing Highway 52 just 1.5 kilometres south of the centre of Copetown.

Education[edit]

Queen's Rangers Elementary School was built in 1958, named after the rangers who had worked in the area. A Christian school named Rehoboth Christian School operates in this area for the promotion of Christian education in the area for Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Membership in this school is limited to people who have good standing with the Free Reformed Church of North America.[10]

There is no high speed Internet for those who live in Copetown, other than the Internet supplied to the school. All Internet has to come via telephone (dial-up Internet), from satellite or wireless Internet.

Sports and leisure[edit]

There are a various number of golf courses within the local area.[11] One of the newest is called Copetown Woods; which was opened in 2003 using 200 acres or 8,700,000 square feet of recycled farmland.[12]

Most of the newer golf courses are pedestrian-friendly and easily accommodate small children being on the property. Food and beverages are offered for all groups and different areas of the course specialize in different components of the game of golf.[13]

A score of 72 is considered to be par for the course at a typical golf course in Copetown; even players who are not as skillful as the PGA Tour pro golfers can get scores into the lower-to-mid 80s after a decent amount of practice.[14]

Climate[edit]

Copetown has a continental climate moderated by the Great Lakes and influenced by warm, moist air masses from the south, and cold, dry air from the north.

Climate data for Copetown
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
15.0
(59)
24.0
(75.2)
31.5
(88.7)
33.0
(91.4)
35.0
(95)
38.0
(100.4)
33.5
(92.3)
33.0
(91.4)
26.5
(79.7)
21.0
(69.8)
20.5
(68.9)
38
(100.4)
Average high °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−1.3
(29.7)
4.4
(39.9)
12.2
(54)
19.4
(66.9)
24.0
(75.2)
26.9
(80.4)
25.3
(77.5)
20.7
(69.3)
13.4
(56.1)
6.8
(44.2)
0.3
(32.5)
12.5
(54.5)
Average low °C (°F) −9.8
(14.4)
−9.6
(14.7)
−4.8
(23.4)
1.3
(34.3)
6.9
(44.4)
11.3
(52.3)
14.5
(58.1)
13.7
(56.7)
9.7
(49.5)
3.7
(38.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
−6.5
(20.3)
2.5
(36.5)
Record low °C (°F) −31.5
(−24.7)
−30.5
(−22.9)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−13.5
(7.7)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.0
(33.8)
5.0
(41)
0.5
(32.9)
−2.0
(28.4)
−8.9
(16)
−13.5
(7.7)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−31.5
(−24.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 67.8
(2.669)
63.8
(2.512)
78.9
(3.106)
76.2
(3)
80.3
(3.161)
84.1
(3.311)
88.5
(3.484)
93.6
(3.685)
94.6
(3.724)
76.2
(3)
85.4
(3.362)
88.4
(3.48)
977.8
(38.496)
Source: Environment Canada[15]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Railfan Copetown". Railfan. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Brief history of Copetown, Ontario". Rural Routes. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Postal/Area Code Information". Postal Code Download. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Copetown Mortgages". Canada Equity. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  5. ^ "About Myers Apple Farm". Myers Apple Farm. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  6. ^ "Copetown General Store information". Canpages. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  7. ^ "Woodland Estates". Woodland Estates Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Copetown Lions Club Information". Inform Hamilton. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  9. ^ "Canadian Business Directory of Companies". Profile Canada. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  10. ^ "Information about Rehoboth Christian School". Rehoboth Christian School. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  11. ^ "Local golf course information". Ontario Golf. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  12. ^ "History of Copetown Woods". Copetown Woods. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  13. ^ "Local golf course information". Golf Now. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  14. ^ "Typical par at a golf course in Copetown, Ontario". Score Golf. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  15. ^ Environment Canada

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