Midhurst, Ontario

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Midhurst
Town
Midhurst is located in Ontario
Midhurst
Midhurst
Coordinates: 44°26′36″N 79°43′18″W / 44.44333°N 79.72167°W / 44.44333; -79.72167Coordinates: 44°26′36″N 79°43′18″W / 44.44333°N 79.72167°W / 44.44333; -79.72167
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountySimcoe County
Population
(2011)
 • Total3,000
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)705
Websitehttp://www.midhurstontario.com/

Midhurst, Ontario is a small community in the Township of Springwater, Ontario, Canada and the seat of Simcoe County. With nearly 3,000 people,[1] it is the largest population centre in Springwater.

It is home to the Barrie Baycats of the Intercounty Baseball League. Midhurst has a public elementary school, Forest Hill Public School, which is a part of the Simcoe County District School Board.

History[edit]

Midhurst was named after the town of Midhurst, in the United Kingdom.[1] Cowdray Park is also named after the main park in that city.[2] A tree nursery and a saw mill on Willow Creek existed in Midhurst that supplied trees for the province. 'Finlay Mill Road' is so named, as Alex Finlay was its owner.[2] The Midhurst Pioneer Cemetery, no longer in operation, exists near the United Church, along with the non-denominational Midhurst Union Cemetery.[3] Willow Creek featured a grist-mill and hydro power house that supplied electricity to Barrie from 1826 to 1888.[4] The old grist-mill stone stands as a monument near the Finlay Mill bridge.

Midhurst Autumnfest, an annual fall fair, has run from 1969 to present. [5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Midhurst Community History".
  2. ^ a b "Historic Midhust".
  3. ^ "Cemeteries of Springwater Township".
  4. ^ "Friends of Midhurst - Trails".
  5. ^ http://www.springwater.ca/community/events/midhurst_autumnfest/
  6. ^ a b "Midhurst history timeline".