“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Oxford County, Ontario

Colonel Thomas Hornor 1767-1834 Marker, facing west image, Touch for more information
By Tim Boyd, August 19, 2023
Colonel Thomas Hornor 1767-1834 Marker, facing west
1 Ontario, Oxford County, Princeton — Colonel Thomas Hornor 1767-1834
Born in New Jersey, Hornor first came to Upper Canada in 1793 and visited the unsettled township of Blenheim. Disposing of his holdings in the United States. He emigrated to Blenheim in 1795. That year he completed (on lot 15, concession I) the . . . Map (db m231304) HM
2 Ontario, Oxford County, Thamesford — St. John's Anglican Church1861 - 2011
This plaque commemorates the 150th Anniversary of St. John's Church, which was constructed with local field stones and the labour of the parishioners. This original carriage alighting stone has welcomed all visitors through the years.Map (db m75952) HM
3 Ontario, Oxford County, Woodstock — Lt. Colonel Joseph Whiteside Boyle, D.S.O.1867-1923
Lt. Colonel Joseph Whiteside Boyle, D.S.O. 1867-1923 A legendary adventurer known as “Klondike Joe” Boyle was born in Toronto and came to Woodstock with his family in 1872. He worked at various jobs before attaining great success . . . Map (db m231209) HM
4 Ontario, Oxford County, Woodstock — Old Town Hall/ L’ancien Hôtel de Ville
Old Town Hall Constructed in 1851-52 this building was for over a hundred years the centre of the municipal and social life of Woodstock. It housed the local government and also served at various times as lecture hall, opera house, . . . Map (db m231132) HM
5 Ontario, Oxford County, Woodstock — Sir Francis Hincks 1807-1885
Sir Francis Hincks 1807-1885 Francis Hincks was born in Ireland. He came to the Camadas in 1830 and in 1841 was elected as Member for Oxford. He joined the Reformers in the struggle for Responsible Government. He was their financial . . . Map (db m231205) HM
6 Ontario, Oxford County, Woodstock — St. Paul’s Church 1834
This church was completed in 1834 shortly after the founding of the community. It was financed through the efforts of Admiral Henry Vansittart and constructed under the direction of his agent, Captain Andrew Drew R.N. The Admiral also pledged . . . Map (db m231153) HM
7 Ontario, Oxford County, Woodstock — The Oxford County Court House
The first court house built on this site in 1839 served the District of Brock and later the County of Oxford. It was replaced in 1890, but this court house was not completed for 3 years. Council held their first meeting on December 6, 1892. Building . . . Map (db m198274) HM
8 Ontario, Oxford County, Woodstock — The Woodstock Armoury
The Woodstock armoury was built in 1905 and was occupied by the Oxford Rifles until October, 1954. The 22nd Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles- the Oxford Rifles, headquartered Woodstock, was organized August 1st, 1863, with companies in . . . Map (db m231239) HM
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9 Ontario, Oxford County, Woodstock — Woodstock Carnegie Library
[Top plaque] Designated property Ontario Heritage Act [Bottom plaque] This library the gift of Andrew Carnegie was built in the year 1909Map (db m198275) HM
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Dec. 11, 2023