Mount Horeb


Photo of sign
Historical sign
©Jeri Danyleyko

Mount Horeb, located in Victoria County, began as a small farming hamlet first settled around 1840. By 1850, there was a school in place. A Methodist Church (later United) followed in 1861, followed by a post office in 1863. Accordingly, by the 1860s, Mount Horeb contained a population of about 50.

Mount Horeb saw its best days during the 1880s. This may have in part been due to the success of the nearby Feir Mills, built during the 1870s. By then it boasted a blacksmith shop, tannery, general store and hotel. As a result by then, Mount Horeb boasted a population of about 100 people.

Like most farming hamlets, Mount Horeb began to slip during the early 20th century. Not surprisingly, improved transportation made it easier for farmers to travel to larger centres.

Today Mount Horeb continues to support a small population, primarily farm-based. The United Church still holds services which they share with other churches in the area. A new school, built in 1921 still stands and is now a private home. Learn more

How to get there

Mount Horeb can be found in Durham County about 20 kilometres south of Lindsay. From Highway 35, travel east on Mount Horeb Rd. (County Rd. 31) to Hillhead Rd. There’s an historical sign in a field on the northwest corner. The school, church and cemetery all all located on Hillhead Rd.

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Nearby centre: Lindsay, 13 kilometres

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