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Earlton     (Village)    
Currently Exists     

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Former Name(s):

Location
Geographic*: Armstrong Township, Timiskaming District
Municipal: Armstrong Township

Established about 1900 as a lumbering camp. 1"The post office, which was opened in 1905, was called Earlton by the first postmaster after his son, Earl Brasher. The name was soon applied to the community, which adopted it permanently"

2Settlement began in 1900 when "a group of pioneers, mostly from York County in Southern Ontario, arrived in the area to cut timer for saw logs". Further settlement arrived with the railway in 1904.

Source(s) of Information:

  • 1Our Timiskaming by Micheline Boucher, Douglas Clark, Lorrie Farrell, Pauline Fortier, Shane O'Brien; 19772Place Names of Temiskaming by Bruce W. Taylor, New Liskeard: White Mountain Publications, 2000 (used with permission)
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