Hillsburgh, Ont., marks 200 years

The former village of Hillsburgh, Ont., now officially a part of the town of Erin, has marked its 200th anniversary on a Picture Postage stamp.

Co-ordinated by a local committee called “Let’s Get Hillsburgh Growing,” the stamp feature’s the distinctive metal maple leaf Hillsburgh signs installed in the downtown area about a dozen years ago. The committee originally ordered 30 booklets of 12 stamps in November with a follow-up order made in December.

The booklets are available for purchase at a local convenience store for $15 each; however, you can call 1-519-855-9600 to inquire about availability.

The roughly 1,000-person village dates back to 1821, when William How and his family came from Kent, England, to settle in present-day Hillsburgh, where he opened the community’s first general store.

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