PART I.-ST. AGATHA
SECTION I.-THE CHURCH.
CHAPTER I.-ITS. LOCATION.
St. Agatha, a small
country village in Wilmot Township, early became the centre of Catholic
activity about which a fine parish grew-up very gradually. It
lies towards the northeast corner of the Township, two miles north of
Petersburg, now a railway station on the main line of the old Grand
Trunk Railroad, about 100 miles east of Sarnia Tunnel and about 67
miles west of Toronto. It
was for many years known as "Wilmot," so called from the Township.
At the present time the village has about 20 houses, two taverns,
a store, a blacksmith and wagon shop, a fine church of white brick, a
parsonage of the same material, school house now not used as such an
orphanage partly built of stone and partly of brick, in which the
Separate School is located, and a Public School
The village is on a cross road. The
church occupies the northeast corner, and owns the southeast corner
also. The old stone school occupies a small plot on the southwest
corner and right back of it is the parish cemetery. The other
corner has a large brick building that was for many years a hotel, but
now is a private residence. The village is on an elevation
dominating the whole country around it.
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