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Flesherton, Ontario, Canada

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Guide to Flesherton, Ontario ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.


Coordinates: 44°N 80°W / 44°N 80°W / 44; -80

Grey County, Ontario
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Map of Ontario highlighting Grey County
Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Genealogy
Facts
Founded 1850
County Grey
Address Flesherton, Ontario
Canada
Postal code N0C 1E0
Area codes 519 and 226
Flesherton Website
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History

Flesherton is a community in the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in Grey County, Ontario, Canada. Flesherton was amalgamated with the surrounding Artemesia Township.

W.K. Flesher became a prominent local figure, acting at various times as postmaster, magistrate, druggist, and even doctor, as well as warden of Grey County (1855–1857, 1861–1862, 1865 and 1867), and reeve of the village (1854–1865 and 1866–1878). He organized a Masonic Lodge, and was a vocal booster of the village, convincing other businesses to settle in the area, including a woolen (fulling) mill owned by his son William Henry in 1863. Flesher also became captain of the local militia, No. 6 Company of the 31st Grey Regiment, and travelled with the regiment to train at Niagara-on-the-Lake during the Fenian Raids of 1866. In recognition of his contributions, the name of the settlement was changed first to Flesher's Corners, and then, when a more "village-like" name was seen as desirable, to Flesherton.

Cemeteries

Flesherton Cemetery

Markdale Cemetery

Markdale - Grey, Ontario Cemetery

Old Durham Road Pioneer Cemetery

Ontario Genealogical Society Cemetery

Eden Cemetery

Woodville Cemetery

St. Mary's Cemetery

War Cemetery

York Cemetery

Census

Church Records

Family History Library Records

Military

Museums & Libraries

Newspapers

Records

Societies

Town Directories

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