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Tweed – A Centennial Mosaic

The village of Tweed has a history dating long before it became an incorporated village in the year 1891. It is located 137 miles east of Toronto and 25 miles north east of Belleville. Being situated on the Moira River, the village in its day had excellent access to waterpower.

In 1898, at the turn of the century, it contained Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian and Methodist churches, a public school, a private bank and enjoyed the locally produced paper called the News. The population was about 900 souls. The local bailiff was W. J. Bowell. Levi Bradshaw, F. Lynch and D. A. Spencer were hotel keepers. The Tweed News was owned by W. J. Taylor. Joseph Parrott was a local wagon maker and William Rath a blacksmith.

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