Founded by Vermont Empire Loyalists in 1792 there is a rich history here in Cramahe Township. The beautiful Village of Colborne, with a distinctive main square laid out in the original plan for the village in the late 1790's and a main street that was featured in Ron Brown's "Downtown Ontario: Unusual Main Streets to Explore".

Ten minutes north you'll find the hamlet of Castleton which boasts one of the longest, continually run general stores in Canada and a popular spot for ice cream in the summer. Even further north you'll find one of the few remaining remnants of tall grass prairie in Ontario both at the Red Cloud Cemetery and the Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area.

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The Cramahe Township Library offers an OLA Award Nominated Digital Archives  with thousands of images, stories and photos on the history of Cramahe.

9 Church Street East (in the photo below) in the village of Colborne was built in 1820.   This Colborne property, built by the founder of the village, Joseph Abbott Keeler, is  one of the oldest buildings in the Township.

Yellow historical house