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Mayne Corners

Introduction

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The Mayne Corners Cemetery

©Copyright: Jeri Danyleyko

Mayne Corners was a small farming hamlet in Perth County, first settled in the mid 19th century. At its height it contained a store, blacksmith, post office, Orange Hall and a school.

There are no records of any industries in Mayne Corners, other than a sawmill that operated for a brief period. The post office only lasted until 1866, when the postmaster resigned and postal service was transferred to nearby Shipley. A Methodist church opened in 1876.

Today there is nothing left of Mayne Corners except for a sign and the cemetery. Luchkily the small wooden church was saved and moved to the Country Heritage Park in Milton, where it enjoys a new life as part of the park's permanent collection of buildings.