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Greenock Village (Enniskillen)

Introduction

Town site photo

The Greenock Pioneer Cemetery

©Copyright: Jeri Danyleyko

Greenock Village, located in Bruce County, was an early stopping place and post office established along the mail route from Durham to Kincardine. Although the village was known locally as Enniskillen, it was known officially as Greenock Village and Greenock PO.

Shortly after the post office was established, the little hamlet was booming. At its height Greenock included a sawmill, blacksmith, carriage and woodworking shops, three hotels, two churches and a school.

By the dawn of the dawn of the 20th century Greenock began to decline as an important centre. With improved roads and better means of travel, Greenock had little to offer over much larger centres like Walkerton which only located a few kilometres away.

Today little remains of this once thriving community. The original general store still stands and is now a private home. There is also a pioneer cemetery, memorial park along with a small cairn and historical plaque dedicated to Greenock's pioneers.