Tyrone, Ontario

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Tyrone
Tyrone
Location of Tyrone in Ontario

Tyrone is a community in Ontario, Canada, incorporated in the municipality of Clarington. It was named after County Tyrone in Ireland. Tyrone is located about 12 km north of the town of Bowmanville.[1]

History[edit]

After Darlington township was surveyed in 1792, settlement in the area around the current village of Tyrone began in about 1810. By 1840 there were a number of settlers in the area; most were either Irish or from Devon and Cornwall. The two groups met for a cricket match; the Irish team won, and so were given the privilege of naming the newly formed village. [2]

In 1867 Robert McLaughlin built two cutters on his family farm just to the west of Tyrone. Shortly after he founded the McLaughlin Carriage Works, which grew to be the largest carriage maker in the British Empire.[3]

In 1880 there were about 300 people living in the village. There were three stores and a mill.[1]

Attractions[edit]

The Tyrone mill, erected in 1846, continues to grind grain and mill lumber using water power.[4] In recent years it is a tourist stop, selling apple cider, local preserves, and freshly baked bread and doughnuts. There is also a blacksmith shop. [5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tyrone
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.5
(52.7)
11.5
(52.7)
22.5
(72.5)
29.5
(85.1)
31.5
(88.7)
34.5
(94.1)
35
(95)
33.3
(91.9)
32.5
(90.5)
27.8
(82.0)
20
(68)
18
(64)
35
(95)
Average high °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−2.1
(28.2)
3.1
(37.6)
10.7
(51.3)
18.1
(64.6)
23
(73)
25.7
(78.3)
24.6
(76.3)
20
(68)
13
(55)
5.9
(42.6)
−0.1
(31.8)
11.6
(52.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.7
(18.1)
−6.7
(19.9)
−1.6
(29.1)
5.6
(42.1)
12.3
(54.1)
17.1
(62.8)
19.9
(67.8)
18.9
(66.0)
14.5
(58.1)
8
(46)
2.1
(35.8)
−4.1
(24.6)
6.5
(43.7)
Average low °C (°F) −12.3
(9.9)
−11.3
(11.7)
−6.3
(20.7)
0.5
(32.9)
6.5
(43.7)
11.2
(52.2)
14
(57)
13.2
(55.8)
9
(48)
3
(37)
−1.7
(28.9)
−8.1
(17.4)
1.5
(34.7)
Record low °C (°F) −33
(−27)
−30.6
(−23.1)
−27
(−17)
−17.2
(1.0)
−3.9
(25.0)
−0.6
(30.9)
3.3
(37.9)
1.1
(34.0)
−3
(27)
−9.4
(15.1)
−17.2
(1.0)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−33
(−27)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 80.3
(3.16)
59.5
(2.34)
72.1
(2.84)
79.2
(3.12)
75.7
(2.98)
80
(3.1)
76.1
(3.00)
88.6
(3.49)
93.7
(3.69)
77.5
(3.05)
91.8
(3.61)
78.4
(3.09)
952.8
(37.51)
Source: Environment Canada[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... J.B. Lippincott & Company. 1880. pp. 2255–.
  2. ^ "The McLaughlins - Sleighs, Buggys, Cars and Ginger Ale"]. The Clarington Promoter, September 2016. by Myno Van Dyke
  3. ^ Mary Ellen Perkins (30 June 1989). Discover Your Heritage: A Guide to Provincial Plaques in Ontario. Dundurn. pp. 33–. ISBN 978-1-4597-1385-7.
  4. ^ Ron Brown (25 July 2013). Backroads of Ontario. Firefly Books. pp. 97–. ISBN 978-1-77085-392-8.
  5. ^ "Tyrone Mill in Clarington has old-fashioned warmth". Durham Region, Dec 18, 2013. By Jennifer O'Meara
  6. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 11 May 2010

Coordinates: 44°00′36″N 78°42′47″W / 44.010°N 78.713°W / 44.010; -78.713