Carlisle is a postal village in the Township of East Flamboro’, situated on the Twelve Mile Creek, 8 miles from Waterdown station on the Great Western Railway, 12 miles from Hamilton and 42 miles from Toronto. It was first settled by John Eaton in 1828, and was laid out by Anson Eaton, Andrew Patton and George Abery. The post office was established in 1848 — S.R. Lister being the first postmaster. The present official is John C. Crooker. It contains two general stores, and there are several sawmills in the immediate vicinity of the village. It has one common school under the charge of Daniel McNiven, and a private school conducted by Miss Ryerson. There are two churches, viz: Wesleyan Methodist erected of frame in 1852, which will seat three hundred persons, Rev. Mr. Greener, minister, and the New Connection Methodist, erected in 1861 of frame, Rev. D.D. Rollston, minister. Daily mail. Population 150.
L.O.L. No. 358 meets in Orange Hall first Friday evenings in each month. Wm. John Beatty, W.M.; Wm. Edgar, Dep. M.; Charles Wilson, Treas.; Thomas Edgar, Secretary.
Originally published in Heritage Happenings, September 1981.
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