Georgetown is located in the town of Halton Hills, Ontario and is a part of the Regional Municipality of Halton. It is situated on the Credit River and is 60km’s west of Toronto making it apart of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
Georgetown is accessible by Go Train to Toronto (approx. 1 hour) and is only 10k north of Hwy 401 at the Trafalgar Rd exit. It is located only 36km from Pearson Airport.
In 1781, the British Government started purchasing land from the Mississauga Nation Natives and in 1818 they bought what are now the townships of Esquesing and Nassagaweya. Charles Kennedy was hired to survey the northern part of the townships and received a land parcel as payment for his work. The Kennedy brothers (Charles, John, Morris, Samuel & George) acquired land in the Silvercreek Valley and their brother in-law Benajah Williams settled in what we now call Glen Williams. The family started to build mills in the area and created settlements around them. In 1828, John Galt opened the road which connected the settlements around the three mills.
In approximately 1837 the area became known as Georgetown. The town was booming in the 1850’s and George Kennedy had his land divided into lots and named the streets after his children. He died in 1870 but had played a very important part in transforming what had been farm land into this prosporous town. Today George Kennedy’s name remains apart of Georgetown as George Kennedy Public School was named after him, a JK to grade 5 French Immersion & English Track Students School.