Welcome to the Town of Harrow Online
Harrow's original online business promoter.
 
 

Well, it's been a good run. Too many other commitments to really make this site into what we had envisioned back in 2007. Please go to the VisitHarrow.ca website for great information on Harrow and it's businesses.

 
 
 
 
 
 A Piece of Harrow History
Sponsored By H.E.I.R.S
 
  In the 1792, when Lord Simcoe was the first Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, he established the Township of Colchester whose boundaries were almost identical to the boundaries of the modern Town of Essex. Between the Malden Town Line and the Arner Town Line he created 65 long narrow farm lots running inland from Lake Erie. He offered land grants to soldiers in Butler’s Rangers who were forced to flee from their lands in the United States because they had fought against the rebels who won the American Revolutionary War(1776-1783). Other refugees from the United States who had been living temporarily on Grosse Isle in the Detroit River joined these soldiers. These early settlers formed the South Essex Militia that defended their new home land from American conquests during the War of 1812-14.

  John Snider, a blacksmith from Pennsylvania, was one of these early settlers. He built his home in the side of a hill just west of the village of Colchester. A family story tells of men working on the roof of the house on September 10, 1813 while listening to the distant booming of canons during the Battle of Lake Erie. That house is still occupied by descendants of John Snider. It is the oldest surviving house along the Lake Erie Shore of Essex County.
 
 
 
 
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There is lots of great information on the Chamber of Commerce website.