Histories that are not comprehensive yet are interesting. Includes: Ore Car Replica, Amherst, History of Cobourg by Street names, Short History of Cobourg as told in 1878, History of Cobourg by students of CDCI West, Cobourg's Neighbour- Port Hope and some information on the really early days of the Cobourg Area as researched by the Senior Class of the Northumberland Christian School.
By the Senior Class of Northumberland Christian School - 2017
Following the retreat of the last ice age, and the draining of the greater Lake Iroquois, when Lake Ontario came into its own setting, dense forest covered the plains and hills. The native people moved in to occupy, to hunt and to fish the lands, lakes, and rivers. For several thousand years they lived here their nomadic and outdoor life. (Footnote 1)
First Nations in what is now Canada were able to satisfy all of their material and spiritual needs through the resources of the natural world around them. (Footnote 2)
Now part of Cobourg - By Percy L. Climo - April 1987
Warning: Outdated language is used to describe Indigenous peoples.
Amherst was one of the earliest settlements in the Cobourg area. It stood roughly on the space encompassed by a circle of a one-quarter mile radius, with its centre at Elgin and Burnham Streets. It was at this historic village that several important events occurred.
From Cobourg District Collegiate Institute West
The Early History of Cobourg written by students from the CDCI West and published on their web site.
The first settlers in 1798 found this area swampy and drained by more creeks than it is today. Asa Danforth brought 7 families to the area. These settlers established two small villages: