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The hamlet of Burnhamthorpe, formerly known as “Sand Hill”, grew around the intersection of Dixie and Burnhamthorpe roads. Named after the birthplace of Lord Horatio Nelson, Burnhamthorpe grew to include a school, church, general store, a Sons of Temperance Hall, a steam-powered grist mill, blacksmith, carriage shop, cheese factory and shoemaker shop. Burnhamthorpe was also home to respected doctor Moses Henry Aikins.

Burnhamthorpe – Former General Store – c1900