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Millington

Introduction

Town site photo

The area schoolhouse

©Copyright: Jeri Danyleyko

Millington, located in Simcoe County, got its start as a small farming hamlet during the 1860s. At its height, it was a full service community that boasted, a saw and shingle mill, a hotel with a tavern, a store, post office, town hall, blacksmith shop, Methodist church and a school.

Millington began to fade in the late 1800s after the sawmill closed. By the early 1900s, its businesses and services were mainly farm-based.

Improved transportation in the 20th century led to the demise of many small farming hamlets like Millington, as farmers began to gravitate towards larger centres, such as Orillia or Barrie.

Today Millington's old schoolhouse still stands. A couple of other vestiges may have been moved to a nearby farm. The remainder of the town site has reverted back to farmland.