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Township of Strathroy-Caradoc
Strathroy on Wikipedia
Middlesex County
Strathroy and District Chamber of Commerce
Absolute Astronomy

Notable People from Strathroy:
Arthur Currie Brian Campbell Darryl Edestrand
Francis Henry Keefer Andy McDonald Tara McLeod
George Orton Warren Rychel Don Van Massenhoven
The story of Strathroy begins on the Buchanan family farm in the district of Omagh, Country Tyrone, Ireland. The Buchanan family estate was named Strath-Roy, translated literally from old Irish as "Valley-Red". This was the birthplace of James Buchanan, a prosperous lawyer and gentleman farmer who journeyed across the Atlantic in 1816 with his wife Elizabeth to serve his appointment as the British Consul at New York. As a direct result of his good work, he was given a grant of land of 1200 acres in Upper Canada.  He named this land Strathroy after the family estate in Ireland.  In 1831 he gave a portion of this land to his 17 year old son, John Stewart Buchanan who settled on it in Adelaide Township in 1832. He built a sawmill and grist mill on the Sydenham River and began to sever portions of his land to encourage new settlement. In 1856 the settlement experience unprecedented growth with the expansion of the Great Western railway.  Strathroy was incorporated as a village on June 24, 1859. (Taken from "Keepin' it Local" magazine, Spring and Summer 2010 Edition)

Wilfred Laurier in StrathroyIn 1908 the Incumbent Wilfred Laurier spoke to a crowd of people at the Dewan Station.  (Photo curteousy of Museum Strathroy-Caradoc)

Historic Maps and Photos

Architectural Styles:
Many fine examples of Canadian architecture from simple Ontario Cottage to Gothic Revival, Second Empire and Queen Anne are found in Strathroy.

Public Elementary:
Caradoc North
Colborne Street
Metcalf Central
North Meadows Elementary
Southdale Public

Catholic Elementary:
Our Lady Immaculate
St. Vincent de Paul

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
Strathroy District Collegiate

Post Secondary Institutions
It is approximately a 40 minute drive from Strathroy to the University of Western Ontario and 50 minutes to Fanshawe College in London.  Strathroy is also about 50 minutes to Lambton College in Sarnia.

Sports Facilities and Parks
Strathroy Conservation Area
Victoria Centennial Park
Alexandra Park
Strathroy Wetlands Marsh Walk
Yorkview Community Park
Cuddy Sports Field
Trout Haven Park
West Middlesex Memorial Centre
Caradoc Sands Golf Course
Bear Creek Golf Club
Gemini Sportsplex

Libraries and Museums
Strathroy Library
Strathroy Museum

Strathroy Middlesex General

Highways 9, 39, 44 and 81 all run through Strathroy allowing you quick access to Hwy 402 and Hwy 22.

Strathroy is known for its local and friendly service provided by its many vendors.  Almost all of your shopping requirements can be met by shopping locally.