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Horning's Mills

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Located in: Melancthon
Location #2924

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Location Owner:timo explorer
Creation Date: 7/11/2011
Last Updated: 7/26/2018

Still an active community, with lots of old heritage buildings, some abandoned and some still active. The village recently held a heritage festival to celebrate is long history.

The following text is from the Ontario Historical Plaque that can be found in the village.

"In 1830 Lewis Horning, a successful settler from the Hamilton area, located in this vicinity with his family. He cleared 32 ha of land and built a sawmill, grist-mill and frame house, but later returned to Hamilton. With the opening of a government road through the district in 1848, the few families who had settled near Horning were joined by others and a post office was opened in 1851. The locality's excellent water power attracted industry and by the closing decades of the century the village boasted six or seven mills, various tradesmen and shopkeepers, a public school, three churches and approximately 350 inhabitants. Horning's Mills was an important pioneer settlement in this region of Ontario."

One sad note is that the Knox Presbyterian Church, which was one of the original churches in Horning's Mills, and one of the first in Ontario to have electricity, was recently torn down due to neglect and a lack of parishioners.

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Status: Abandoned
Category: Ghost Town

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Summer 2018
Horning's Mills
Created on:7/26/2018
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TheGirlNextDoor says:
12/22/2012 7:34:58 AM
Apparently a guy was arrested at this house. The kids that broke the windows told him about some of the stuff inside and he went to get it last summer. He was caught and later released on bail. Obviously this place is on the watch list. When I was there last Sunday the cops were driving around behind it slowly. Watch your P's & Q's!
Corrie Roque says:
12/17/2012 8:58:05 PM
Awesome shots everyone! But I only have one question... of all the visitors to this forgotten relic... has anyone looked inside the pot in the oven?! ;)
TheGirlNextDoor says:
12/3/2012 10:49:27 PM
The house in the album labled "Horning" used to be a trout hatchery!
Kenndruuh says:
12/1/2012 2:59:38 PM
Went to visit this place last Thursday and it was so difficult to get to the house because the pond next door flooded onto the drive way. (See pictures)
There was broken glass everywhere and the house smelt of pure decay. mmm mm.
kittyboutik says:
9/11/2012 11:24:47 AM

537147-537149 Main St
Horning's Mills, ON L0N 1J0, Canada
jojobo123 says:
6/2/2012 5:55:36 PM
Where are these places? I would love to go see them. I know where Hornings Mills is but where are those houses? So cool
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