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Town of Essex
In 2017 - Harrow and Colchester will be celebrating our 225th Anniversary! For more information about Colchester's 225 and Canada's 150 celebrations here in the south-west, visit ESSEX.
Harrow Early Immigrant Research Society
Looking for more information regarding our shared history. Visit HEIRS
1814 Deadliest Battles on Essex County Soil
A Knave Among Knights in their Spitfires
Anderdon: Some Folks Down the Road
Connected: How Railroads Built Windsor
Freedom the Last Stop: A Scrap Book of Black History
Harrow & Colchester South 1792 - 1992
Harrow United Church
History of St. Anthony Parish
History of Wine in Essex County
Iler Settlement 1808 - 2008
Letters of James Bell
Now We Are Enemies: The Story of Bunker Hill
Ontario & Detroit Frontier 1701 - 1814
Rising from the Rubble
Sault Ste. Marie
Simon Girty Turncoat Hero
Souvenirs of the Past: Stories of Essex County in the 1800s
The Story of Isaac Brock
The Story of Tecumseh
Tomahawks & Treaties: Micajah Callaway & the Struggle for Ohio River Valley
Tour 1812 War Sites: Essex & Kent Counties
Tour Colchester: The Way We Were
Tour Essex/ Kent Counties Heritage Trail: Early Settlement of African Canadians
Tour Essex: The Lost Communities
Tour the Ghost Coast: County Road 50
Tour Olinda: Essex County's Only Ghost Town
Upper Canada's Early Iron Industry
War of 1812 Battle Poems
War on the Detroit
The township of Colchester was first established under Lord Simcoe, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada in 1792.
During early years it was home to many Militia who defended Upper Canada from the Americans most especially during period leading up to and after the War of 1812-14.
After the war it also became home to many political and economic refugees who were escaping America, Britian and Europe, including African-American Slaves who utilized the underground railroad which has a rich history in our community.
Our history is deep and rich in tales of heroics and survivorship. To that end we have many books available to share the tales.