Eastnor Township barn raising

Eastnor Township, ON

This township [Eastnor] occupies the centre of the northern Peninsula, and is bounded on the north by the township of Lindsay; on the east by Georgian Bay; on the south by the township of Albemarle; and on the west by Lake Huron. Its eastern and western borders are indented by a number of small bays, viz.: Hope, Barrow and Isthmus Bays, on the Georgian Bay side; and Pike and Stokes Bays on the Lake Huron boundary. There are some good farming lands in this township, especially in the northern portion, but it also contains a large amount of rocky surface and swamp, unfit for cultivation. In the east part, the surface is generally rolling, while the western portion is more even. The lands available for agricultural purposes are being rapidly taken up, and the population is steadily increasing. There are four post offices in the township, viz.: Hope Bay, Lions Head, Pike Bay and Spry. The number of acres so far taken up amounts to 28,036, and the population is 678. First published in the “Bruce County Gazeteer and Business Directory for 1880-81” published by William W. Evans.

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