Uhthoff is the sister ghost town of Foxmead. Both villages became ghost towns after the railway lines were lifted. Foxmead is marked by signs while Uhthoff is not.
The village had 3 shingle saw mills close by, a post office, blacksmith, Orange Hall, a store, a church and a flag station on the railway line. 6 homes existed on the east side of Uhthoff Line. The station was originally a stop on the Midland Railway, and is named for Fesser Uhthoff & Co., London, England. At the time the railway was built (1875), this firm was its agent for cargo in London.
The mills closed in 1905 but limestone quarry operations then opened here and continue in a huge pit. By 1911 the CPR began a railway near the quarry. This became "New Uhthoff". The old Midland Railway tracks had been removed by 1968 and later the CPR tracks were lifted too. These are still visible as trails to this day.
To get here take Hwy. 12 north from Orillia to Fairgrounds Rd., turn right and head north to Thorburn Rd. Uhthoff was located in the Thorburn Rd. and Uhthoff Line area.
A few homes remain, a very old cedar fence on the south side extends a long way and the old railway lines run clear through the old and new Uhtoff hamlets.
Apparently today there is a hockey team called the "Uhthoff Nationals" but I can guarantee they don't play games in the hamlet as there is certainly no arena nearby. They must play in Orillia.
I found the remains of what I think was the Orange Hall on Uhtoff Line just south of Thorburn Rd. and just north of the old tracks.