Chepstow

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Located along the Teeswater River on the edge of the Greenock Swamp, southern Ontario's largest forested wetland, Chepstow is close to nature.

Chepstow is still serviced by its own post office and with fewer than 100 households you'll get to know your neighbours by name.

Chepstow Lion's Park is a hub of activity in the summer with its covered picnic shelter and children's playground. The ball diamonds are busy for the softball season with Chepstow Minor Sports team play and local and provincial tournaments. The Lion's Park Hall is often rented for community functions, making the park a hub for social activities throughout the year.

Chepstow is also home to Mary Immaculate School, with just over 100 students, a recently renovated gym and pre-school programming through the Ontario Early Years Centre. The community is also home to Mary Immaculate Church.

If you're looking for rural living in a quaint hamlet setting, Chepstow is the place for you.

History

Chepstow was founded on May 17, 1852 when John Phelan brought his family down the Yokassippi River (later Teeswater River) and settled 500 feet west of the present 5th Sideroad Bridge. Mr. Phelan built a dam for waterpower, which was used to drive his saw mill. The first post office opened in 1885. The first church was built in 1857 by the Roman Catholic congregation. The King Edward Hotel was built in 1871.Some of the businesses in Chepstow in the early 1900s were a saw mill, shingle mill, grist mill, cider mill, blacksmith shop and two general stores.