Photo of the church
The Anglican Church
©Jeri Danyleyko

Essonville was a small farming community located in Haliburton County that was first settled in the 1870s. At its height it included a store, hotel, post office, school and church with a manse. An Orange Hall thrived until the early 1900s, when it was relocated to a larger centre.

The majority of Essonville’s residents either farmed or worked in the nearby logging camps. Essonville offered very little in the way of commercial activity.

The post office and school lasted until the late 1960s. The church still stands. It’s well maintained and has been designated as an historic site. Directly across from the church is the Pioneer Cemetery, which remains in use. Learn more

How to get there

Essonville is located on Highway 118 and the Essonville Line in Haliburton County.

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Nearby centre: Tory Hill, 4 kilometres

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