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History of Norwich

Search the documents below for keys to Tillsonburg’s past. You will find information about businesses, architecture, culture and pioneers of the area.

168th Battalion 'Oxford's Own'

A 1915 accounting of Oxford's Own during the Great War. Includes casualties, prisoners and those killed in action. Searchable.

Art Williams Scrapbook

A keyword searchable collection of the work of journalist, Art Williams, who wrote many of his newspaper columns on the history of Oxford County.

Catherine McMullen Mann Scrapbook Collection

The books are comprised mostly of newspaper articles concerning local happenings in Otterville and the surrounding area.

Historic Hamlets

This list was originally compiled in 1994, with additions ever since, ad hoc. This list is intended to be comprehensive of every historical hamlet that exists in Oxford County.

Historic Plaques

This list is intended to be comprehensive of every his-torical marker that exists in Oxford County including cen-otaphs, plaques placed by the Ontario Heritage Founda-tion, National plaques, and those placed by local citizens and groups.

History of Norwich High School

A brief history of Norwich High School, constructed in 1921 by Helen Katarynczuk

History of the Cheese Industry in Oxford County

and the History of Ingersoll Cheese Company by C. H. Sumner

Norwich and the Rebellion of 1837

Discover the story of Norwich's Rebellion of 1837 in the presentation by Matthew Lloyd from OLHD 2021.

Norwich Carnegie Library Correspondence

Read the original correspondence records from the CCNY Digital Archive at Columbia University.

Norwich High School, 1933

A panoramic photograph by E. J. Powell, depicted the 1933 class of Norwich High School. Includes handwritten name list.

Norwich Public Library Timeline

Norwich has had a continuous library service since 1876.The library has been in several locations - in the Standard" printing office

Norwich Township History clipppings

A keyword searchable newspaper clipping collection focused on the history of Norwich Township and the many villages and hamlets within.

Otterville-South Norwich Carnegie Library Correspondence

Read the original correspondence records from the CCNY Digital Archive at Columbia University.

Our anniversary album of memories

Created in 1980 by Oxford North District Women's Institutes, this booklet details the history of groups in Oxford County.

Oxford Historical Society

The Oxford Historical Society maintains an archival collection of Woodstock and Oxford County history and promotes local history through preservation and publication.

Oxford People

Explore the people of Oxford through the documents, newspapers and albums below.

Oxford Tweedsmuir Histories

Explore this digital collection of Oxford County Women's Institute community histories. Searchable.

Oxford’s Black History Blog

The almost forgotten black history of Oxford County. Explore Oxford’s Black History blog written and maintained by Heather A. Rennalls to learn about early Oxford’s settlement roots.

Oxford’s Brief Black History

Heather Rennalls explores the history of black communities in Oxford County. Presentation from OLHD 2022.

S. S. No. 5 East Oxford, Oxford Centre School

A brief history of Oxford Centre School, 1844-1966

The Carnegie Libraries of Oxford County

An overview of the Carnegie libraries opened in Woodstock, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg, Norwich, and Tavistock. Presentation from OLHD 2022.