Weissenburg, Ontario

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Weissenburg
Unincorporated rural community
Looking east on Line 86 in Weissenburg
Looking east on Line 86 in Weissenburg
Weissenburg is located in Canada
Weissenburg
Weissenburg
Weissenburg is located in Ontario
Weissenburg
Weissenburg
Location of Weissenburg in Canada
Coordinates: 43°34′28″N 80°24′00″W / 43.57444°N 80.40000°W / 43.57444; -80.40000Coordinates: 43°34′28″N 80°24′00″W / 43.57444°N 80.40000°W / 43.57444; -80.40000
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Waterloo
Township Woolwich
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNBC Code FDBWR[1]

Weissenburg is an unincorporated rural community in Woolwich Township, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.[1][2]

Weissenburg is located at the crossroads of Line 86 and Sideroad 16.

History[edit]

Pioneer farmers and wagon drivers travelling between Woolwich Township and Guelph would stop at Weissenburg to water their horses and refresh themselves.[3][4]

The pioneer settlement had a tavern, blacksmith shop, grocery store, two hotels, and a nearby school.[3][4][5] A post office operated from 1875 to 1913.[6]

In 1910, Weissenburg had daily stage coach service, and a population of about 100.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Weissenburg". Natural Resources Canada. October 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Woolwich". Statistics Canada. November 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Weissenburg". Waterloo Region Museum. Retrieved April 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Twenty-First and Twenty-Second Annual Reports of the Waterloo Historical Society (PDF). Waterloo Historical Society. 1933. pp. 19, 20. 
  5. ^ a b Province of Ontario Gazetteer and Directory, 1910 - 1911. Union Publishing. 1911. p. 1320. 
  6. ^ "Weissenburg". Library and Archives Canada. May 27, 2014.