Woodville, Ontario

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Woodville
Village
Woodville is located in Ontario
Woodville
Woodville
Coordinates: 44°23′08″N 78°59′13″W / 44.38556°N 78.98694°W / 44.38556; -78.98694Coordinates: 44°23′08″N 78°59′13″W / 44.38556°N 78.98694°W / 44.38556; -78.98694
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Municipality Kawartha Lakes
Established 1898
Postal code K0M
Area code 705

Woodville is a community in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada. It is located west of Lindsay. Population is approx. 650.

History[edit]

Known in the late 19th century as Irish Corners, the name of the town was changed to Woodville after the completion of the post office under postmaster John Morrison. In 1871 the Toronto and Nipissing Railway was built through the flourishing settlement and in 1878 Woodville became a police village.

Woodville had a town hall, lock-up, grist-mill, two foundries, a cheese factory, planing mill and sash and door factory, a number of dry goods stores, mechanics' shops, and three hotels. It also had its own brick school house, with two teachers, and two churches – one Presbyterian, the other Methodist. Today, the cheese factory, rail station, gristmill, mechanics shops, and hotels have all been shut down.

Woodville now is home to one [cafe|restaurants]], one variety stores, a post office, one gas station, a bank, a curling rink and arena, two baseball diamonds and a newer school, first built in 1923.

Geography[edit]

A two and one-half kilometres (one and a half miles) to the east of Woodville is an auction barn which was opened in 1961 by Norman MacIntyre and his family.

The local post office on King St. serves locals with lock boxes.

Notable people[edit]