Strathroy-Caradoc is located 40 kilometres west of London, Ontario, and is easily reached by Highway 402. As the largest municipality in Middlesex County, Strathroy-Caradoc offers a pleasant mix of charming urban centres and beautiful rural landscapes that has earned it top marks in provincial Communities in Bloom competitions.
The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc was formed in 2001 from an amalgamation of the Town of Strathroy and the Township of Caradoc. About 20,000 residents call this community their home and enjoy the exceptional quality of life it has to offer.
Strathroy-Caradoc offers many amenities and opportunities for residents that make the community a safe, healthy, and comfortable place in which to live and raise a family. As the major service provider for western Middlesex and eastern Lambton Counties, Strathroy-Caradoc is a desirable residential community that is well positioned for economic growth.
|Logo and Slogan|
The municipal logo includes the furrows of the rural landscape as its foundation, representing the agricultural heritage of the community.
The historic city hall building is included above the name and slogan as a recognized landmark of Strathroy-Caradoc and the centre of local government.
Combined, these visual elements reflect the unique relationship of 'urban opportunity' and 'rural hospitality' found in Strathroy-Caradoc.
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For more information on the use of the municipal logo, please contact Brianna Hammer-Keidel, Deputy-Clerk and Communications Co-ordinator, at 519-245-1105 x 221.
Settlement in our region can be traced as far back as 8,000 B.C., with early Native trails laying the groundwork for many of the area's main roads.
The first recorded survey of Caradoc Township took place in 1821 just before settlement by European immigrants. The village of Mount Brydges was a significant early settlement in the Township.
The Town of Strathroy was born on the banks of the Sydenham River, where the water's flow and fall could support a number of mills. At this time the area was populated by settlers who concentrated on agricultural self-sufficiency.
The early growth of both communities was closely linked to the expansion of the railway in the 1850s, and each continued to prosper throughout the 19th Century as a result of their nearness to railway lines.
Immigration to the area increased following the World Wars. Notable backgrounds in this wave of immigration were the Hungarian, Portuguese, and Dutch. The Strathroy-Caradoc community welcomed their arrival and assisted in their adaptation to life in Canada.
The Town of Strathroy and the Township of Caradoc amalgamated in 2001 to form the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc. The community boasts a population of about 20,000 residents, with over 12,000 people located in the urban centre of Strathroy. Rail service and close proximity to provincial Highway 402 helped make possible innovative developments in agriculture and industrial manufacturing that propelled Strathroy-Caradoc into the 21st Century. Today, Strathroy-Caradoc continues to strive for economic and social growth that will benefit its residents.
Access these convenient Google Map links to the commercial districts within our Municipality:
Visit the Middlesex County map resource page for current County road maps and walking trail guides, as well as access to the interactive MiddlesexMap feature. Use MiddlesexMap to search for addresses, streets, attractions, schools, community facilities, and more.
Explore the community using the following maps and guides developed by the Municipality in conjunction with our various community partners:
The Village of Melbourne offers a wide array of services to local residents and welcomes visitors to discover its charms.
Nestled in the southern-most part of Strathroy-Caradoc along historic Longwoods Road, Melbourne was first registered and given the name of "Melbourn Village" in 1858. A dividing boundary line allotted the western portion to the Township of Ekfrid and the eastern portion to the Township of Caradoc. Today, this municipal boundary still splits the village in two parts, with the western half included in the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex, and the eastern half in Strathroy-Caradoc.
Friendly merchants, tree-lined streets, and charming architecture characterize the historic Village of Mount Brydges in the heart of Strathroy-Caradoc.
The pioneer settlement first took shape in 1829 and grew with the coming of the Great Western Railway in 1853. Named Mount Brydges, in honour of surveyor Colonel Roswell Mount and G.W.R. general manager Charles J. Brydges, the community became a major shipping point for local farms. Mount Brydges was declared a village in 1906.
Today, Mount Brydges is a vibrant, modern community with beautiful parks, an active Business Association, and unique events. Experience the charm and hospitality of village life.
The Town of Strathroy is the largest community in Middlesex County and the commercial centre of the region.
First settled in 1832 along the banks of the Sydenham River, Strathroy is named for founder John Buchanan's home estate in Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland. Business and industry, powered by the river, quickly sprang up. The community continued to grow with the arrival of the railway in 1852, and was incorporated as a village in 1860. With its increasing population and developing business and industrial activities, Strathroy was recognized as a town in 1870.