Welcome to the quaint and friendly Hamlet of Belfountain, Ontario. Located at the end of the Forks of the Credit Road, is a great destination for a weekend drive (Apparently a lot of people feel this way. Weekends can be a very busy day for the Forks of the Credit Road, and the hamlet, itself).
History of Belfountain
Caledon Township Municipal Office have records that show Belfountain, Ontario was originally named McCurdy’s Village in 1852. Then was renamed “Belfountain” in 1857.
Why? There’s a ten year time-gap that can’t seem to be accounted for. No records (or extremely few) are available. Some records that were found, actually contradict each other on the spelling of Belfountain. One publication has it spelled as “Bellefountain”. Another has it as the way we know it today. All we can do is go with what we have now, and call the beautiful little locale, Belfountain!
Map Of Belfountain
Food, Shopping & Fun
Besides being very scenic, this area has other things to enjoy. Good food, light shopping, and the Belfountain Conservation Area, to name a few. As you enter or leave the Conservation area, grab an ice cream cone from Cool Scoops. If you need a gourmet coffee with a baked treat, or an ice cream, be sure to stop in at Higher Ground. Now if you’re really hungry and want a sit-down, dining experience in a lovely setting, then you must visit the Belfountain Inn! Some great choices in this area.
Churches in Belfountain
The Belfountain Village Church was established in 1879, and is still going strong today. Located right inside the hamlet, at 17258 Old Main Street St. It serves Belfountain and surrounding area. The Church is open to anyone of a Christian denomination, and holds regular worship services.
The other church right in the neighbourhood, is the Melville White Church. Located 3 km South of Belfountain, Ontario, on Mississauga Road, the Church is now primarily for Weddings, and Christenings. The Melville White Church was built in 1837, and served the area for over 125 years, when it closed it’s doors due to a declining membership. Since that time, the church was almost demolished, but was saved due to it’s Heritage importance. Not only saved, but wonderfully restored. It is now available for Weddings, and Christenings.
There are several schools that service the Belfountain area. They are
- Belfountain Public School
- Caledon Central Public School
- Mayfield Secondary School
- St. Cornelius
- Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary
Remember, school boundaries are subject to change (after all, it is the government we’re talking about here), so be sure and double check through the School Board Websites. The Peel District School Board, and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.
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