| NAME: JAMESTOWN
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
| Prior to 1840 Jamestown was a busy village.
On the banks of Catfish Creed, a wealthy merchant from St. Thomas built
a gristmill, a sawmill and a store about a mile upstream from Port Bruce.
In 1835 he laid out a small townsite that soon sprouted about ten houses.
A post office operated briefly from 1853 to 1857 during which time the village
contained a hotel and the general store as well as a blacksmith and a wagon
maker. But when the railroads bypassed Port Bruce the future of Jamestown
vanished. In 1879 a visitor described it as “a flourishing little
place that has now gone to decay.”