Palermo, Ontario

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Former village
Palermo United Church
Palermo United Church
Palermo is located in Southern Ontario
Location of Palermo, Ontario
Coordinates: 43°26′05″N 79°46′39″W / 43.43464°N 79.77748°W / 43.43464; -79.77748Coordinates: 43°26′05″N 79°46′39″W / 43.43464°N 79.77748°W / 43.43464; -79.77748
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality Halton Region
Town Oakville
Established 1805
Renamed 1836
Amalgamated 1962
Founded by Lawrence Hagar
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code L6M

Palermo, founded as Hagartown, is a former village in Halton County, Ontario, Canada which has been amalgamated into the town of Oakville.

The village was located around what is now the intersection of Dundas Street and Bronte Road.[1] The village was established in 1805 by Lawrence Hagar, a settler to Upper Canada from Pennsylvania.[2] The village was named Hagartown until 1836 when it was renamed to Palermo in honour of Horatio Nelson, Lord of Palermo.[2]

In 1869, the population was 300.[3] In 1875, the village had an iron foundry, two stores, and a hotel. At that time its population was 150.[4] By the 1870s, the village also had a wagon shop, blacksmith shop, harness shop, brick school house, churches, a telegraph office and drill shed.[1] The village was amalgamated with Oakville in 1962, along with Trafalgar Township and other nearby villages.[5]


  1. ^ a b Broadbent, Heather; Humphreys, Barbara (23 November 1994). "RE: TOWN OF OAKVILLE - INTENTION TO DESIGNATE 2495 BRONTE ROAD, OAKVILLE, ONTARIO". Ontario Conservation Review Board. Government of Ontario. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b Unterman McPhail Associates (March 2010). "New North Oakville Transportation Corridor and Crossing of Sixteen Mile Creek - Appendix F: Cultural Heritage Assessment". Regional Municipality of Halton. p. 17. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  3. ^ McEvoy, Henry (1869). The Province of Ontario gazetteer and directory: containing concise descriptions of cities, towns and villages in the province, with the names of professional and business men and principal inhabitants, together with a full list of members of the executive governments, senators, members of the commons and local legislatures, and officials of the Dominion, and a large amount of other general, varied and useful information, carefully compiled from the most recent and authentic data. Robertson & Cook. p. 373. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  4. ^ Lovell's gazetteer of British North America: containing the latest and most authentic description of over six thousand cities, towns, and villages...: with a table of routes. Lovell [printing and publishing co.] 1875. p. 244. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  5. ^ "History Geography Oakville". Virtual Walk Directory. Archived from the original on 22 September 2011.

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