History & Heritage

History

Hastings County was officially founded in 1792 by proclamation issued by Lt. Gov. John Graves Simcoe when Upper Canada was divided into 19 counties. The County has a rich history of farming, forestry and mining dating back to the 1700s.

Discover our history through these many local organizations:

Archives and Historical Societies

  • Hastings County Historical Society
    (613) 962-1110
  • Ontario Genealogical Society - Quinte Chapter
    Trenton
    (613) 394-3381 Ext. 3328
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/
  • Community Archives of Belleville & Hastings County
    254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville (2nd Floor)
    (613) 967-3304
  • Seventh Town Historical Society
    528 County Road 19, Ameliasburg
    (613) 967-6291
  • Marmora Historical Foundation
    32 Forsyth St., Marmora
    http://www.marmoraandlake.ca/

Museums

Cemeteries

  • Belleville Cemetery
    631-B Dundas Street West, Belleville
    (613) 962-8468
  • Elmwood Cemetery
    412 River Road, Corbyville
    (613) 962-4652

Other Hastings County cemeteries.

Libraries

  • Bancroft Public Library
    14 Flint St., Bancroft
    (613) 332-3380
  • Hastings Highlands Public Library
    33011 Hwy 62, Maynooth
    (613) 338-2262
  • Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery
    254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville
    (613) 968-6731
  • Madoc Public Library
    26 Davidson St., Madoc
    (613) 473-4456
  • Marmora & Lake Union Public Library
    37 Forsyth Street, Marmora
  • Marmora & Lake Union Public Library
    20 Deloro St., Deloro
  • Stirling Public Library
    43 West Front Street, Stirling
    (613) 395-2837
  • Town of Deseronto Public Library
    358 Main Street, Deseronto
    (613) 396-2744
  • Tudor & Cashel Township Public Library
    371 Weslemkoon Lake Rd., Gilmour
    (613) 474-2243
  • Tweed Public Library
    255 Metcalf St., Tweed
    (613) 478-1066
  • Tyendinaga Mohawk Public Library
    Tyendinaga
    (613) 967-6264
  • Tyendinaga Township Public Library
    852 Melrose Rd., Shannonville
    (613) 967-0606
  • Wollaston & Limerick Union Public Library
    2149 Main St/Hwy 620, Coe Hill
    (613) 337-5183

Genealogy