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Fun Facts

  • The first settlers arrived around 1798.

  • The Village was originally called Hamilton after Alexander Hamilton. David A and Thomas L Ogden formed a business connection with Hamilton until the duel that resulted in Hamilton's death. The brothers, owners of the Town of Madrid sold one third to Joshua Waddington.

  • In 1818 the name of the village changed from Hamilton to Waddington. The Town of Waddington was formed afterwards.

  • Joshua Waddington arrived in America in 1776 from England died in 1844 at the age of 89 years.

  • Waddington was incorporated April 26, 1839.

  • Mr. Spafford states in his Gazettte of 1813, Hamilton then contained 135 houses, 2 saw mills, 1 grist mill, a fulling mill, trip hammer, and the site of an academy then building. 

  • A furnace was built by the Ogdens in Waddington in 1834. It was termed by iron founders a quarter furnace. It was 26 feet square and 28 fee high and ran on bog ore alone. In 1840 the furnace stopped.

  • During the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway parts of the village were relocated and the old industrial area was destroyed.

  • The seaway opened in 1959 and cost C$470 million

  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles,  2.2 square miles of it land and 0.2 square miles of it (8.82%) is water.

  • Population in 2017: 952


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