Goderich, Ontario

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Goderich
Town
GoderichBeachView.jpg
Motto(s): 
Canada's Prettiest Town
Goderich is located in Ontario
Goderich
Goderich
Coordinates: 43°44′N 81°42′W / 43.733°N 81.700°W / 43.733; -81.700Coordinates: 43°44′N 81°42′W / 43.733°N 81.700°W / 43.733; -81.700
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
CountyHuron
Founded1827
Incorporated1850
Government
 • MayorDeb Shewfelt
 • Deputy MayorJohn Grace
 • Federal ridingHuron–Bruce
 • Prov. ridingHuron–Bruce
Area
 • Total7.91 km2 (3.05 sq mi)
Elevation
213 m (699 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total7,521
 • Density950.8/km2 (2,463/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
N7A
Area code(s)519 and 226
Websitewww.goderich.ca

Goderich is a town in the Ontario, Canada. It is the county seat of Huron County. The town was founded by William Dunlop in 1827.[2] It is named after Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich.[3] The town was officially incorporated in 1850.

The population of Goderich is 7,521 in 2011. The area of the town is 7.91 square kilometers.[1]

Goderich is located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, at the mouth of the Maitland River. Queen Elizabeth II said that Goderich was "the prettiest town in Canada." But no reigning monarch has ever visited the town.[4] Tourism is important to the local economy.[5] Tourists come for the sunsets over the lake.

Historic sites[change | change source]

Goderich contains many places that are listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP). The Huron Historic Gaol is a National Historic Site. It served as the prison of Huron County from its opening in 1842 until 1972.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Goderich, Ontario (Code 3540028) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Archived from the original on 2016-01-10. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  2. "historic plaque". ontarioplaques.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  3. "historic plaque". ontarioplaques.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  4. "Huron Stewardship Council". Stewardship Network of Ontario. Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  5. "Statistics on Goderich". Town of Goderich. Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  6. "historic gaol site". Huron County. Archived from the original on 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2008-05-05.

Other websites[change | change source]

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