Photo of Burton's main road
Burton’s main street
©Jeri Danyleyko

Burton was a tiny little post office and hamlet located in what is now Victoria County. Although the population was never large, Burton managed to support a surprising number of services, given its small size.

Although very little information is available on Burton, it’s possible to glean a certain amount from early directories. At one time there was a blacksmith shop, a general store, a hotel, school and a Presbyterian Church. An Orange Lodge was located in the nearby vicinity. Settlement probably took place in the 1850s with the post office opening in 1861.

Today nothing remains of the early townsite but the area remains populated by rural dwellers and a number of very attractive homes. Learn more

How to get there

Burton can be found on Edgerton Road just west of the Manvers-Scugog Townline Road in Durham.

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Nearby centre: Clarington, 16 kilometres

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