A Bit of History

The village of Schomberg was settled in 1830 and was initially known as Brownsville after the first landowners. By 1860 the village had prospered becoming the centre of local commerce boasting banks and a mill, taverns and churches. At the turn of the century, the Aurora/Schomberg railway came to town, and a private residence was converted into a railway station. With the advent of better roads and cars, the railway closed in 1927 and the house reverted to being a private home.

Surrounding Schomberg are the rolling hills of King Township. To the north are the farms of New Tecumseth, and the vegetable growing centre of Ontario, Holland Marsh, where you can buy fresh vegetables or spend a leisurely day fishing in the Canal.

To the west of Schomberg is the Hamlet of Lloydtown, where some of the leaders of the Upper Canada Rebellion lived. Here, starting at the Pioneer Cemetery, is a path which takes you on a ramble through the local countryside and from which you can see the rolling hills of King and Caledon.

To the east are the Hamlets of Pottageville and Kettleby, both steeped in history and well worth a country ride either in a car or on a bicycle.