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Jerusalem (ghost town)

Ontario : Muskoka
Location #13421
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Location Owner:clay70
Creation Date: 4/24/2016
Last Updated: 4/28/2016



Description
A true ghost town, as it is hard to find even in the history books. As the land was painstakingly cleared for crops, 8 buildings were erected; but it is not known if they were part of a community or of a group of homesteads deep in the forest. The site was located in the area to the furthest west lot owned by Thomas Peacock in Macaulay Twp. at Lot 8 Concession 9. Peacock owned 2 other lots near today's Springdale Park. He was a religious man and founded the community by not only naming it Jerusalem, but also naming the large granite rock face to the east of his home "The Hill of Judea"..

Jerusalem never had a post office. They had to travel miles to the west into Falkenburg to get their mail. The children would have had to walk approx 3-4 miles in deep snow to get to the school well north of Falkenburg. I can't even imagine the hardships these kids went through.

The general location is marked on the map below. Also included is the 1880 Lot/Concession map in the photos. We were on the J Goggin Lot at 8 Concession 6. This must have come under the ownership of the Peacock's soon after the 1880 map was drawn up. Peacock's original lot may have once had a log shanty on it, but today nothing at Lot 8, Concession 9 was even remotely looking like it was cleared for a homestead.

Read this new article http://gravenhurstmuskoka.blogspot.ca/2015/10/through-muskoka-bush-to-jerusalem.html

And here is their homestead http://familia.evemor.com/photo-1000398_189142092_189142092/peacock-homestead-jerusalem-1904




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1983 articles
Jerusalem (ghost town)
Created on:4/28/2016
Created by: clay70
13 photos
1978 courtesy Ted Currie
Jerusalem (ghost town)
Created on:4/25/2016
Created by: clay70
2 photos
Jerusalem 2016
Jerusalem (ghost town)
Created on:4/24/2016
Created by: clay70
27 photos


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Status: Abandoned
Category: Ghost Town


Links:
http://gravenhurstmuskoka.blog Ted Curries article about Jerusalem
http://familia.evemor.com/phot Photos of the Peacocks home at Jerusalem in 1904

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mobileworks says:
4/27/2016 1:14:17 PM

good eye , write up.

Cerulean says:
4/24/2016 9:47:02 PM

Awesome location!

timo explorer says:
4/24/2016 8:23:45 PM

Awesome Clay, well done.

trailblazer519 says:
4/24/2016 1:53:02 PM

Very cool find. Nice work..

fiso says:
4/24/2016 10:09:03 AM

As always, nicely done Clay.

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