Thamesville, Ontario


Thamesville, Ontario

Thamesville is a community in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada. It is located at the junction of former provincial Highways 2 and 21, between Chatham and London. Its name comes from the Thames River that flows nearby and the suffix -ville.

It has a very small downtown with many notable restaurants and stores. Students here get bussed to Dresden, Ontario for Secondary Education (Lambton Kent Composite School). Thamesville has one Public Elementary School (Thamesville Area Central School), and one Catholic Elementary School (Good Shepherd Catholic School)

It is the home of the Threshing Festival, which is held annually in the month of July.

Near Thamesville, is the site of a famous battle in the War of 1812. It is there that Shawnee leader Tecumseh was killed during the Battle of the Thames. In tribute to this war hero, a monument stands across from the field where the battle occurred.

Thamesville is also the birthplace of famous Canadian author Robertson Davies who wrote Fifth Business, a book that is included in school curricula across North America.

It is here in Thamesville that a common household product, Bulldog Steel Wool, is manufactured.

Personalities

* Birthplace of author Robertson Davies

External links

* [http://www.chatham-kent.ca/BUSINESS+RESOURCES/ECONOMIC+PROFILE/COMMUNITY+PROFILE/AREA+COMMUNITIES/THAMESVILLE.HTM Thamesville on Chatham-Kent Community Portal]


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