Archive for the ‘Wellesley Township’ Category
Many Old Order Colony Mennonites left western Canada early in the 20th century to settle in Mexico. Today a few thousand of them live in Mexico’s northern states, particularly Chihuahua and Durango. Some have returned to Southern Ontario including Waterloo Region and this congregation meets in the hamlet of Crosshill, Wellesley Township. (map) You can read more about Old Colony Mennonites at the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) website.
…One of the sites from Wellesley, the Nith River Chop House, taken at The Apple Butter and Cheese Festival (see previous post).
Last Saturday I ended up in Wellesley – it was the Apple Butter and Cheese Festival. Missed the pancakes (yep, it was that busy!), but, I managed to have an apple dumpling…and a sample of Wellesley’s Apple Cider. Delish. Also enjoyed the market they had at the Arena close by.
One more picture is coming for tomorrow….
Wellesley Village is located in the northwest corner of the Region of Waterloo nestled among the rolling hillsides, farms and settlements. The village was first known as Smithville, named for John Smith who developed a dam site creating the picturesque Wellesley Pond in the Albert Erb Conservation Area. The village boundaries were surveyed in 1855 and eventually renamed Wellesley for the eldest brother of the Duke of Wellington, Richard Wellesley. (source)