Black Horse Corner- ghost town

Ayr, Ontario

Location Owner TWP
Creation Date Jan 01 2006
Status Unknown
Category Ghost Town
Location Ayr, Ontario
Site number #278

Today, Black Horse Corner is nothing more than a sign in a corner of a farmer(a)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.

Latlng: (43.083330, -79.200000)

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ishootthings This is the wrong coordinates.
Oct 01 2020
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Unknown User More information at http://www.home.golden.net/~shadynook/blackhorsecorner Directly from the property Owner and an archeological study!!
Oct 23 2012
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Unknown User Check out http://theagritect.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/black-horse-corners for a virtual tour.
Oct 23 2012
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momknits Pleased to see the sign is back. Looks better than ever!
Jul 12 2012
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momknits 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.
Mar 17 2012