An early settler to the Thamesford area was named Mr. Finkle. Sometime during the mid 1800's he constructed a mill. The Finkle Mill was also used as a place to hold Anglican masses, the first of which took place in 1845.
By 1851, Thamesford had grown to approximately 200 residents. It contained grist, saw and fulling mills, a saleratus, two pot and pearl asheries and a tannery.
The Thamesford Mill was constructed in 1898 as a replacement to the Finkle mill when it was destroyed by fire. Thamesford Mill consisted of a Shur-Grain feed mill and the sales office. The sales office is said to have closed in 1997.
The property went up for auction and was purchased by an individual who plans to turn the mill into a restaurant and hotel. The future of this location seems uncertain. Despite being purchased, the property has been seen for sale on various websites. The asking price is $375,000.
Today you will find a street in Thamesford bearing the Finkle name. Thamesford is located at the corners of Highway # 2 and 119. It can be reached by taking highway 2 west from Woodstock.
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