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Tilbury, Ontario, Canada

Tilbury is located 56 km east of WINDSOR. It was a town from 1910 to 1998, when it was amalgamated with the new municipality of CHATHAM-KENT.

The community began as a railway stop in 1872 on the Canada Southern Railway line between Fort Erie and Windsor. By 1887 the community had grown sufficiently to be incorporated as the village of Tilbury Centre. The name was chosen because the village was located between Tilbury East, Tilbury West and Tilbury North townships, and refers to the town of the same name on the Thames River near London, England. This area of Ontario was heavily forested, and many of the first businesses in Tilbury were based on these lumber supplies.

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  • 1802 - Church of St. Peter established in Tilbury East

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Tilbury, Ontario, Canada
    Church of St. Peter
    5425 Tecumseh Line, Tilbury East, ONTARIO
    Established 1802
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1855 - Church of St. Francis Xavier established in Tilbury

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Tilbury, Ontario, Canada
    Church of St. Francis Xavier
    32 Canal St. W, Tilbury, ONTARIO
    Established 1855
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1872 - Tilbury - First settled in 1872 when the Canada Southern Railway was built, a post office and general store opened and the tiny settlement became known as Henderson.

    www.mlloyd.org/

  • 1873
    TILBURY EAST, a post village in Kent co., Ont., 20 miles from Chatham. It contains a steam flouring mill and several stores. Pop. 150.
    Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873

  • The "Tilbury Times" newspaper was founded in 1884

    www.mlloyd.org

  • In 1887 the community became the village of Tilbury Centre.

    www.mlloyd.org

  • In 1890 the Canadian Pacific Railway located a station in Tilbury on its new branch from Woodstock to the Detroit River, which increased shipping facilities.

    www.mlloyd.org

  • 1906
    Tilbury, a banking post-village and outport of Kent co., Ontario, on the Canadian Pacific and the Michigan Central Rs., 32 miles E. by S. of Windsor. ...Read MORE...


  • 1910 - The village became the Town of Tilbury.

    www.mlloyd.org

  • Tilbury, Ontario, Canada
    Queen Street, Looking South, Tilbury, Ont.
    Postcard
  • Tilbury, Ontario, Canada
    Queen Street, Tilbury, Ont.
    Postcard
  • Tilbury, Ontario, Canada
    Post Office
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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Tilbury, Ontario, Canada


Tilbury, Ontario, Canada

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Church of St. Peter
5425 Tecumseh Line, Tilbury East, ONTARIO
Established 1802
Source: Google maps

Tilbury, Ontario, Canada

Photograph
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Church of St. Francis Xavier
32 Canal St. W, Tilbury, ONTARIO
Established 1855
Source: Google maps

Tilbury, Ontario, Canada

Postcard
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Queen Street, Looking South, Tilbury, Ont.

Tilbury, Ontario, Canada

Postcard
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Queen Street, Tilbury, Ont.

Tilbury, Ontario, Canada

Postcard
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Post Office

History, News and Stories of Tilbury, Ontario, Canada

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  • 1802 - Church of St. Peter established in Tilbury East

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1855 - Church of St. Francis Xavier established in Tilbury

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1872 - Tilbury - First settled in 1872 when the Canada Southern Railway was built, a post office and general store opened and the tiny settlement became known as Henderson.

    www.mlloyd.org/
  • 1873
    TILBURY EAST, a post village in Kent co., Ont., 20 miles from Chatham. It contains a steam flouring mill and several stores. Pop. 150.
    Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
  • The "Tilbury Times" newspaper was founded in 1884

    www.mlloyd.org
  • In 1887 the community became the village of Tilbury Centre.

    www.mlloyd.org
  • In 1890 the Canadian Pacific Railway located a station in Tilbury on its new branch from Woodstock to the Detroit River, which increased shipping facilities.

    www.mlloyd.org
  • 1906
    Tilbury, a banking post-village and outport of Kent co., Ontario, on the Canadian Pacific and the Michigan Central Rs., 32 miles E. by S. of Windsor. ... Read MORE...

  • 1910 - The village became the Town of Tilbury.

    www.mlloyd.org

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