Simcoe County a simple reference timeline

Simcoe County in central Ontario, Canada, with selected contemporary events

  • 1200 Hurons enter region
  • 1534 Cartier up St. Lawrence River
  • 1603 Queen Elizabeth  I dies
  • 1607 Jamestown, Virginia
  • 1608 Champlain – Quebec
  • 1610 Étienne Brûlé winters in Huronia, first European  
  • 1611 Henry Hudson dies in Hudson Bay
  • 1615 Fr. LeCaron and Champlain visit Huronia
  • 1616 Shakespeare dies
  • 1620 Mayflower at Plymouth Colony
  • 1623 Fr. Sagard in Huronia
  • 1634 Jesuits return to Huronia
  • 1649 Iroquois – Huron War – dispersal of Hurons
  • 1650 >  travellers, hunters
  • 1670-92 Ojibway defeat Mohawk
  • 1781 siege of Yorktown end of American War of Independence
  • 1791 Upper Canada created, John Graves Simcoe
  • 1808 Pentenguishene Rd. surveyed
  • 1814-15 building of Penetanguishene Road
  • 1819 Barrie depot and Fort Willow
  • Midhurst 1825?
  • Settlers:  Flos and Vespra townships
    • Upper Flos settlement begins  1834-35
    • Apto 1851
  • Barrie was incorporated in 1850 as a “town“
  • 1909 History of Simcoe County by A.F. Hunter

 

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