This Wiki is no Longer Maintained

Please note that this wiki has been retired and is no longer maintained by the County of Brant Public Library. All historical content found on this wiki has been migrated to the County of Brant Public Library Digital Historical Collections so that users are able to access all of the library's digital history content from a single location.

To access the County of Brant Public Library Digital Historical Collections please go to:

Thanks to everyone in Brant County and beyond who contributed to this amazing collection. Without your efforts, this project could not have been successful!

If you have any questions, please contact the County of Brant Public Library at 519.442.2433.

Settled in 1793
Incorporated in 1852
Historic township(s) Burford Township
Population 1,940

Burford is a rural community in the County of Brant. It has a population of 1,940[1], and is the location of the County's municipal offices.

Burford & Oakland Digital Collections Launched With Special Guest

The Burford and Oakland Digital Collections launch was on January 29th 2011 at the Burford Branch.

The launch included a talk by special guest speaker Zach Melnick, presenting on the Oakland and Burford story. Mr. Melnick is a videographer working on a 3-part series entitled "Rural Raids and Divided Loyalties, the War of 1812 in Southwestern Ontario" which is planned to include McArthur's raid and the Battle of Malcolm's Mills in Oakland.

Click here to see War of 1812 videos on YouTube.



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