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Vittoria, Ontario

Vittoria, Ontario is located about 5 kms (3 miles) inland from Lake Erie. This tiny historic village formerly known as Tisdale's Mills was once a prosperous community with three churches; Baptist, Anglican and Presbyterian. There were hotels, a bakeshop, a school and several manufacturing enterprises.

From 1815 until 1825, when the courthouse burned down, Vittoria was the judicial capital of the London District of Upper Canada, hosting the district courts and the Registry offices. Vittoria was the largest village in the old Charlotteville district. During the war of 1812 the American militia burned almost all the mills along the Lake Erie shore. The only remaining mills were the Tisdale Mill at Vittoria and the John Backhouse Mill at Port Rowan.

The town's name, Vittoria, refers to the 1813 victory of the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Vittoria in Spain.

Places to Explore

Backhouse Heritage Conservation Area
Hillman Marsh
Long Point Provincial Park
Point Pelee National Park
Port Burwell Provincial Park
Rock Point Provincial Park
Ruthven Park, National Historic Site
Taquanyah Conservation Area
Vittoria Conservation Area
Wintering Site, National Historic Site

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Normandale, Ontario
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Port Maitland, Ontario
Port Rowan, Ontario
Port Ryerse, Ontario
Port Stanley, Ontario
Turkey Point, Ontario
Vittoria, Ontario
Waterford, Ontario
York, Ontario

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