Tamworth, Ontario

Schools

Tamworth Elementary School
6668 Wheeler St, Tamworth ON  K0K 3G0
(613) 379-2317

email:  tamwh@limestone.on.ca
website

Events

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  • Country Lane on Miller Rd Courtesy of Lori Hird

    Country Lane on Miller Rd Courtesy of Lori Hird

  • Spindlewood Gardens, Tamworth Courtesy of Diane Giberson

    Spindlewood Gardens, Tamworth Courtesy of Diane Giberson

  • Country Lane on Miller Rd Courtesy of Lori Hird

    Country Lane on Miller Rd Courtesy of Lori Hird

HISTORY

 What is most interesting about Tamworth’s history was the large influx of immigrants from Ireland.  90% of this area were irish which made their way to Canada due to the potato famine in the 1840s, landed in Kingston and then made their way north to this area.   Many gained employment with the timber companies who mass cleared the lands of timber in order to make way for farm lands.    

Concession St., Tamworth ON  CIRCA 1910
Concession St., Tamworth ON CIRCA 1910 Photo Courtesy of Lennox and Addington Historical Society, Jones Collection

Like many towns, a grist and saw mill were amongst the early establishments.  The town was called Wheeler’s Mills after the saw mill owner Calvin Wheeler, later to be renamed to Tamworth.   Mr. Wheeler was instrumental in establishing mail delivery in 1848.  

Tamworth Mill st
Mill St., Tamworth Ontario CIRCA 1910 Photo Courtesy of Lennox and Addington Historical Society, Jones Collection

 

 

 

 

 

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