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Arthur, Ontario

Arthur, named for Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, was the southern terminus of the Garafraxa "colonization road" to Owen Sound. Settlers arrived in 1840 but the town site was not officially surveyed until 1846. Economic development was further encouraged when, in 1872, a station of the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway was opened and the community known as Arthur was incorporated as a village.

 


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