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History and Heritage

Interested in taking a step back in time? Warwick prides itself on its deep cultural history, and even lays claim to a formidable historic invention.

Unbeknownst to some, while Henry Ford was creating the world’s very first automobile in the early 1900’s, a resident of Warwick Township, David A. Maxwell, was inventing an automobile of his own, the very first hand-made automobile in Canada. As the story goes, Henry Ford was interested in developing a business partnership with Mr. Maxwell, who turned down his offer. Cleverly dubbed “The Maxmobile”, this historic and monumental automobile is still in existence today and on display in the Old Fire Hall Museum. Click here to learn more.

Aside from the Maxmobile being one of Warwick’s biggest claim to fame, the town also prides itself on being home to a historic Carnegie Library, built as a result of a donation from the world famous businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in the early 1900’s.

Warwick Township has a very deep and well-documented history. Thanks to the Warwick Township History Committee, a website devoted solely to the documentation and showcasing of our historic Township is available here (www.warwickhistory.ca). On this site you will find hundreds of photographs, stories, documentation, genealogical information, and more.

 

Books and Documents - can be purchased at the Warwick Township Office, 6332 Nauvoo Rd.

A book on the history of the Township, The Township of Warwick: A Story Through Time (570 pages), prepared by the Warwick Township History Committee in 2008 for $55.00 (taxes included).

Copies of The Watford Carnegie Library History and Cookbook (454 pages), prepared by Library Staff and volunteers in 2000 for $20.00 (taxes included).  "All gatherings for special occasions and get togethers are a time to bring out our best food to feed and impress our family, friends, ande neighbours.  Most of these recipes were passed from family to family from generation to generation".

History and Culture Links

Museums

Genealogy Research

Culture Website Links

Upcoming Events

  • Community Summer Programs

    Registration for the Warwick Township Community Summer Programs will take place on Monday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Watford Arena. For more information on...

  • Friday Morning Art Sessions

    Summer Fun! It started July 7th, and there are 4 more Fridays to go. Artists & Musicians of Arts Council of East Lambton are facilitating Morning workshops at the arena in Watford through the...

  • Lambton County Plowing Match 2017

    Bob Mater Farm at 1759 Mcauslan Road, Inwood Ontario September 2, 2017 10 am to 3:00 pm Free Admission Classic, Antique and Horse Plowing Info at 519-828-3311  

  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Road Closure for Hickory Creek Line

    Hickory Creek Line will be closed between First School Road and Bethel Road from Monday, July 3, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. to Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Homeowners will have access to the road,...

  • 16th Annual Watford Rotary Yellow Perch Fish Fry

    Get your tickets early! Fish Fry tickets available at Libro Financial, Bank of Montreal, Shell, Delta, any Rotarian or call 266-932-0240