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Welcome to Flesherton

Welcome to Flesherton which is located in the Municipality of Grey Highlands. With a population of approximately 700 people, Flesherton makes a wonderful year round home or a great vacation destination.

Although many would not expect it, Flesherton is a strong arts and history loving community with several art galleries and antique shops decorating the town’s streets. In the summer, Lake Eugenia is also very close by providing opportunities for swimming, paddling, boating, and fishing. Eugenia Falls and Hogg’s Falls are two gorgeous local waterfalls with lovely hiking trails that are great for the whole family to enjoy as they are not too difficult. Also a highlight in the winter, downhill skiing is offered at the Beaver Valley Ski Club which is only a 10 minute drive away. Spring, summer, fall or winter, Flesherton has lots to explore and enjoy outdoors!

This is the best place to find local information about the history of the Village of Flesherton, interesting points of interest and landmarks, activities & things to do in the Flesherton area including outdoor recreation and winter activities, Flesherton area businesses & local services, upcoming events in Flesherton, news, Flesherton Real Estate & Properties For Sale, and so much more!

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Flesherton Amenities

Local Schools

École MacPhail Memorial Elementary School – Flesherton
Beavercrest Community School – Markdale
École Grey Highlands Secondary School – Flesherton

Local Library

Kimberley Library & Kimberley Memorial Hall – Kimberley
Flesherton Public Library – Flesherton
Walter Harris Memorial Library – Markdale
Centre Grey Recreation Complex – Markdale
Kinplex – Flesherton
Stothart Hall – Priceville

Nearest Hospital

Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) – Markdale
Flesherton Family Practice Clinic – Flesherton
Flesherton Pharmacy – Flesherton

History of Flesherton

Flesherton was first settled in 1853 by the town’s namesake William Kingston Flesher.  It was because of his service during the Fenian Raids of 1866, that the town was renamed Flesher’s Corners and then later Flesherton. Mr. Flesher established a post office, at the intersection of the Toronto-Sydenham and Durham roads, which became the first building in the area. He operated a grist and saw mill on the Boyne River which aided in the development of the community. Mr. Flesher also was Reeve of Artemesia and Warden of Grey County, and in 1872 was elected (re-elected 1874) Member of Parliament for the riding of East Grey. It was 1854 when Aaron Munshaw built the infamous Munshaw House…