Ontario Abandoned Places

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Black Horse Corner- ghost town


Today, Black Horse Corner is nothing more than a sign in a corner of a farmer's field. At one time this thriving settlement had a tannery, fulling mill, pump shop, shingle mill, wagon, shoemaker and a blacksmith shop.

The name of the village came from The Black Horse Hotel, which was named by an innkeeper who had a fondness for horses. The hotel burned down in 1875 and the remainder of the town was wiped out in a flood shortly thereafter.

Located at the corners of Cedar Creek Road and Northumberland Street (4-way intersection) outside of Ayr, Ontario.

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@VELDarchitect says:
10/23/2012 7:04:08 PM

More information at http://www.home.golden.net/~shadynook/blackhorsecorner Directly from the property Owner and an archeological study!!

@VELDarchitect says:
10/23/2012 7:02:54 PM

Check out http://theagritect.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/black-horse-corners for a virtual tour.

momknits says:
7/12/2012 7:51:52 AM

Pleased to see the sign is back. Looks better than ever!

momknits says:
3/17/2012 11:48:15 AM

Unfortunately the sign likely blew down in one of the big wind storms last fall and is gone from the site. Or was the last time I went through there at Christmas.

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Black Horse Corner

Farmers field