Photo of bridge
The old bow string bridge
©Jeri Danyleyko

Orchardville, located in Grey County, began as a small stopping place with a public house during the 1840s. A post office opened in the mid 1850s, followed by a town plan and a mill.

The community grew quickly. At its height Orchardville was home to several mills, a cooperage, two general stores and two hotels, along with a number of trades such as blacksmiths and carpenters. The community also included a school and three churches.

Orchardville began to decline around the beginning of the 20th century. The post office lasted until 1918. Although a number of people continue to live in Orchardville, it exists as a mere shadow of its former self.

The attractive bow string bridge that once crossed the mills stream was removed a couple of years ago due to age and safety concerns. One mill, following extensive renovation, is now a private home. Very little else remains of the original townsite. Learn more

How to get there

Orchardville is located on Grey Road 6, just south of Grey Road 9.

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Nearby centre: Durham, 11 kilometres

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