Peepabun, located in Dufferin County, officially got its start in 1867 with the opening of a much needed post office.
Settlement of the area took place somewhat earlier, during the 1850s. It began with a log schoolhouse built on one of the farms. Since at the time the school was the only official building in the area, it served a number of other purposes including a church, voting hall and community centre for public gatherings.
The community established a non-denominational cemetery in 1861, followed by a Presbyterian Church in 1869. A new brick schoolhouse replaced the old log school in the 1880s.
Peepabun was never anything more than a postal hamlet and had little to offer in the way of other services. At one time there was a sawmill and a store, however both only operated for a few brief years.
Today all that remains of Peepabun is the schoolhouse and cemetery. The schoolhouse is now a community centre. Learn more