The Cramahe Cultural Heritage Property Register
Cramahe Township, in Northumberland County on the shores of Lake Ontario, is home to a broad spectrum of diverse, well- maintained cultural heritage properties, displaying a variety of architectural styles. Some date from the early 19th century, and include properties built by the founding settlers, most of whom were United Empire Loyalists from Vermont.
Following the Ontario Heritage Act guidelines and toolkit for listing properties in the Cultural Heritage Property Register, this site displays the Register, with emphasis on the architectural style, age, history, land use data and genealogy of our century properties – up to 1921, (Statistics Canada holds census records for 92 years after census taken to preserve privacy). It is a work in progress, with more properties being researched every day. And, as the site develops further, we are adding family stories about the pioneers who settled our township.
Using public records, every effort has been made to present accurate information, but sometimes it is necessary to speculate. That is particularly true of the build dates which are very difficult to pin down beyond a decade. If you have records, pictures or details about the properties and the pioneer families of Cramahe township, please contact us at the address below.