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Blandford-Blenheim Local History Books

Search the resources below for keys to Blandford Blenheim’s past. You will find information about businesses, architecture, culture and pioneers of the area.  Some of these titles have been digitized and are keyword searchable.  Lookups are available on request by contacting

A History of Blandford Township: 1867-1967

by George Oliver. Commemorating the Centennial. Searchable.

A History of Drumbo: 1851-1987

by Ester Harmer

At the Crossroads: the history of Eastwood

Compiled by June Payne Flath this work documents the village of Eastwood and those people who settled there.

Birchall as told by Himself

A detailed account of Birchall's life, trial and imprisonment published in 1890.

Drumbo Old Boys' Reunion, 1950

Souvenir Programme celebrating a century of progress of the Blenheim Agricultural Society, 1850-1950

Giants of Oxford: women and men who changed our world.

Explore the index to Giants of Oxford by Doug M Symons. This books contains notable figures across Oxford County including Aimee Semple McPherson of Salford and many others.

Historical Notes by Len K. Coles

Holding the position of Oxford County Clerk for 30 years, Len Coles shares his research and knowledge of Oxford County history in this work.

History of Princeton 1793-1993:

a diary of growth and change. Compiled on the occasion of the Princeton 200th birthday celebration, this work contains many reminiscences and photographs.

History of Princeton: 1795-1967

A comprehensive history of Princeton and surrounding area.

Index to: A Safe haven: the story of the Black settlers of Oxford County

By Joyce A. Pettigrew. A comprehensively researched documentation of Black pioneers and their struggle to survive.

Index to: Book of Remembrance by Gow Harvey

Index to a compendium of service men & women from Plattsville, Bright, Chesterfield & Washington.

Index to: Inns and Taverns : Oxford County by Roy Johnstone

An index to a comprehensive history of early inns.

Index to: When cheese was king by Edward Moore

A complete history of the cheese factories in Oxford county

Little Successes:

the history of a Hamlet: Windfall, Ontario 1850-2000 by Belva Kalbfleisch

Local Histories of Ontario Municipalities 1951-1977

Excerpt of Oxford County resources by Barbara B. Aitken

Local Histories of Ontario Municipalities 1977-1987

An index of Local Histories of Ontario Municipalities 1977-1987 A Bibliography by Barbara B. Aitken.

Memories of Life on the Farm

by Gordon Scott

Mrs. Canfield's People

Transcribed from Mrs. Canfield's journals by Patricia Moody in 1986 this book contains alphabetical listings of various people, buildings, events in Oxford County history.

Once Upon a Time in Washington

by Jennifer Harvey

Outstanding Women of Oxford County

Depicts portraits of courageous and determined women who endured pioneer life in Oxford County written by Brenda Dyer, Sarah Kolasiewicz and Donna Stevenson

Outstanding Women of Oxford County: Volume 2

Written by Carol Miller, Nancy Payne and Jeanette Zwart in 1980 this work takes a further look at pioneering women in Oxford County

Oxford County Libraries: a brief history

The short histories of the branch libraries of Oxford County, prepared in 1971 by Louise Krompart.

Pioneer Baptist Work in Oxford County

by Zella M. Hoston. Explore the origins of the Baptist faith in Oxford

Plattsville Echoes : 1808-1968

Created for the Centennial in 1967. Searchable.

Tweedsmuir History: Princeton-Woodbury

Created by the Women's Institute in preservation of area heritage

Winding River: impressions of Early Plattsville

By Hume Wilkins