Hagermans Corners, Ontario

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Hagerman's Corners
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 43°50′57″N 79°18′19″W / 43.84917°N 79.30528°W / 43.84917; -79.30528
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality York
City Markham
Established 1803
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 905 and 289
NTS Map 030M14
GNBC Code FEQTA

Hagerman's Corners is an unincorporated community in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Located at 14th Avenue and Kennedy Road, the former farm lands have disappeared and given way to homes and commercial parks.[1] It is geographically located between the communities of Milliken Mills and Unionville, within the city of Markham.

Hagerman's Corners was founded in 1803 by Nicholas Hagerman, who owned the property at the NW corner of the intersection. By 1878 the village had a hotel and tavern, a general store and post office (1873), and a wagon maker. In 1849, a Wesleyan Methodist church was built on a private Hagerman family burying ground; the wood-frame church was replaced by a brick building in 1874. While the church was torn down in the 1920s, the cemetery on the east side of Kennedy Road, north of 14th Avenue remains.[2] A few historical homes still exist and have been revitalized in an attempt to beautify the area.

Today, the west side of Kennedy Road is home to a new public housing project for the city of Markham. Two small strip malls with mostly Chinese stores are located on the southwest corner of 14th Avenue and Kennedy Road. One of the shopping areas houses the First Choice Supermarket, a Chinese-based supermarket (formerly Big Land Farm) and Tim Hortons; the other is home to various Asian restaurants. Hagerman Mennonite Church has met in the village since 1932.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ See the detailed 1878 map, "Township of Markham," Illustrated historical atlas of the county of York and the township of West Gwillimbury & town of Bradford in the county of Simcoe, Ont. (Toronto: Miles & Co., 1878).
  2. ^ For a full account of the history of Hagerman's Corners, cf. Isabel Champion, ed., Markham: 1793-1900 (Markham, ON: Markham Historical Society, 1979), 243-245.
  3. ^ Hagerman Mennonite Church, Global Anabaptist-Mennonite Encyclopedia.

Coordinates: 43°50′57″N 79°18′19″W / 43.84917°N 79.30528°W / 43.84917; -79.30528