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Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada

Chatham, city, seat of Kent county, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It lies at the head of navigation on the Thames River. The town originated in 1793 as a naval dockyard and was named after Chatham, England. During the War of 1812 a retreating British army under Gen. Henry A. Procter escaped (October 4, 1813) at Chatham from Gen. William Henry Harrison’s pursuing American army because of a rearguard action by Chief Tecumseh’s forces (allied with the British). Located about 40 miles (65 km) east of Detroit, the town was a northern terminus of the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves before the American Civil War. Chatham is now the centre of a natural-gas, fruit-growing, and dairying district. Its varied industries include the manufacture of auto parts, plastics, and fabricated metals. Inc. village, 1841; town, 1855; city, 1895.

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  • 1850 - Church of St. Joseph established at Chatham

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
    Church of St. Joseph
    184 Wellington St. W, Chatham, ONTARIO
    Established 1850
    Source: Google maps

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  • 1869 - Chatham
    "Chatham — The County Town of Kent, is advantageously situated on the River Thames, at the head of navigation, and is one of the most important towns ...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    CHATHAM, the chief town of the co. of Kent, Ont., is situated on the River Thames, and on the G. W. R., 67 miles S.W. of London. It has agencies of 3 ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Chatham
    Chatham, the chief town of the county of Kent, Ontario, is situated on the river Thames, 67 miles by rail S.W. of London. It contains the county...Read MORE...


  • Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
    Victoria Avenue looking North, Chatham, Ont.
    Postcard
  • Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
    Chatham and Kent Museum
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Chatham, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Kent co., Ontario, is situated on the river Thames and on the Grand Trunk, the Canadian Pacific...Read MORE...


  • Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
    Collegiate Institute
    Postcard
  • 1921 - Church of the Blessed Sacrament established at Chatham

    www.gcatholic.org

  • News 1947 - ONTARIO FLOODS CLAIM SIX LIVES Chatham Is Under Water
    Peak Anxiously Awaited as Thames River Carries Boiling Waters to Lake St. Clair--River 19 2-3 Feet Above Normal and Millions of Dollars in...Read MORE...




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Church of St. Joseph
184 Wellington St. W, Chatham, ONTARIO
Established 1850
Source: Google maps

Photograph

Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
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Victoria Avenue looking North, Chatham, Ont.
Postcard

Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
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Chatham and Kent Museum
Postcard

Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
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Collegiate Institute
Postcard


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  • 1850 - Church of St. Joseph established at Chatham

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1869 - Chatham
    "Chatham — The County Town of Kent, is advantageously situated on the River Thames, at the head of navigation, and is one of the most important towns ... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    CHATHAM, the chief town of the co. of Kent, Ont., is situated on the River Thames, and on the G. W. R., 67 miles S.W. of London. It has agencies of 3 ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Chatham
    Chatham, the chief town of the county of Kent, Ontario, is situated on the river Thames, 67 miles by rail S.W. of London. It contains the county... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Chatham, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Kent co., Ontario, is situated on the river Thames and on the Grand Trunk, the Canadian Pacific... Read MORE...

  • 1921 - Church of the Blessed Sacrament established at Chatham

    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1947 - ONTARIO FLOODS CLAIM SIX LIVES Chatham Is Under Water
    Peak Anxiously Awaited as Thames River Carries Boiling Waters to Lake St. Clair--River 19 2-3 Feet Above Normal and Millions of Dollars in... Read MORE...

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