Clarksburg Sesquicentennial

Creator(s): Craigleith Heritage Depot

Nestled in a valley near the blue-green shores of Georgian Bay there is a village where time appears to have stood still.

One hundred and fifty years ago, prominent businessman William Jabez Marsh came to this valley, looking for a place to build a mill. Here he founded Clarksburg, Ontario.

As early as 1861 the little village had a hotel, a general store, a post office and even a library! Many of these original buildings still survive today and make up the community core and quaint business district. The eclectic shops have all retained bits and pieces of their original charm with tin ceilings, hemlock flooring and unique architectural features.

Take a stroll through the past 150 years of Clarksburg history, wander through the buildings and meet our fore-fathers who settled our beautiful little village.

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