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Newboyne

Introduction

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The schoolhouse

©Copyright: Jeri Danyleyko

Newboyne, was a small farming hamlet, located in Leeds County. It was first settled around 1832 primarily by Irish Protestants. A small Anglican church was established by the St. Peter's Mission around 1845.

By the 1860s Newboyne had grown into well-established farming community. It included a post office, school, Orange Lodge, town hall and blacksmith. The church was replaced by a stunning new structure in 1872 that quickly grew to become the pride and joy of the community. Businesses included a couple of cheese factories and a wagon shop.

Newboyne was never more than a small farming hamlet with a population that averaged around 50. As farms grew larger and transportation improved, little service and supply hamlets such as Newboyne gradually fell by the wayside.

Today St. Peter's Anglican Church remains active and continues to hold regular services. The school still stands and is now used by the Anglican Church for offices. The remainder of Newboyne has reverted back to its roots in farming.