History of Arran-Elderslie, Ontario

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Formerly the Township of Arran and Township of Elderslie, the municipality of Arran-Elderslie in Bruce County, Ontario, comprises the communities of Allenford, Arkwright, Arranvale, Burgoyne, Chesley, Dobbinton, Dreamland, Dunblane, Ellengowan, Elsinore, Gillies Hill, Invermay, Kelly's Corners, Lockerby, Mount Hope, Paisley, Salisbury, Tara, Vesta and Williscroft. It is located at the base of the Bruce Peninsula with Saugeen Shores to the west; South Bruce Peninsula to the north; Brockton to the South; Georgian Bluffs, Chatsworth and West Grey to the east.

Sir William Howard Hearst, the seventh premier of Ontario, was born in Arran Township in 1864.

Early settlers include James Monkman who arrived in Arran in 1856 and John Shaw who arrived in Elderslie about 1862.

Township map, circa 1906
Township map, circa 1906


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