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Things to do: wineries, shopping, sightseeing
Waterford is a community in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. As of 2011, Waterford is considered to be the 142nd biggest urban population center in Ontario (out of 270) with 3119 people living within the proper city limits of Waterford.Antiques from different historical eras can be purchased from nearby antique stores. Norfolk FS (formerly known as the Norfolk Co-Operative) also holds a major base of operations here, which provide chemicals and most agriculture-related goods in addition to animal feed for local farmers. Close access to railway and air travel allow local travelers to maintain a low-cost "home base" in Waterford while allowing almost instant access to international destinations, resorts and getaways.The Townsend Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company would have their head office based in this community; they are a fire insurance company that established themselves back in 1879.SummaryEstablished in 1794, this community was first established as a saw and grist mill community. Paul Averill would operate the first successful grist mill venture during the start of the 19th century. The earlier names of the settlement included: Sayles' Mills, Sovereign's Mills and Lodersvile, before finally becoming Waterford in 1826 when they opened their first post office. Waterford become the northernmost marketplace in Norfolk County; complementing Simcoe as its center marketplace. The village would become incorporated in 1878 when its population reached 1100 people.
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