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Maybrook

Introduction

Town site photo

Former station and post office site

©Copyright: Yvan Charbonneau

Maybrook was first conceived as a potential divisional point on the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway (later ONR). The railway built a flag station and established a town plan, however things fell through when the railway settled instead on Englehart, located just over 9 kilometres north.

In the meantime a small farming settlement was established at Maybrook. The community contained a post office and blacksmith and a sawmill.

Much of Maybrook was destroyed during the horrific fire that devastated a large portion of the northeast in 1922. The small railway station lasted until the 1950s.

Over the years the population gradually dispersed and the area has now reverted to farmland. A sign marks the location where the town site once stood.