| NAME: TYRONNELL
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: The most historic structure at Tyronnell is St. Peter’s church built in 1827. It still stands and sees service for the town’s inhabitants.
| The deep south of Ontario hides its ghost towns
amid cottages and suburbia that has spilled across the countryside. Along
the Lake Erie shore are the remains of villages and hamlets that were once
populated by refugees from America seeking a new start. Tyronnell was one
of first settlements. Following the war of 1812, Tyronnell began to develop.
A gristmill was built on the lower section of what was then called Number
9 Creek and a sawmill was built further upstream. Soon two hotels were constructed
that offered rest and refreshments for local farmers and villagers. In time
Tyronnell grew to a population of 500 and thrived as a grain port. When
the railroads were built further inland the grain port fell into disuse.