In the early years of the telephone industry, there were many small local companies that sprang up to accommodate the desire of rural residents to be connected by telephone.
The Roy Keys Collection consists of sermons, lectures, and a journal created by the late Reverend George Keys. There are 88 sermons, four sets of lecture notes, and a daily journal that was kept between 1884 and 1888. The sermons range in date from 1864 through 1883.
In 1860 a courageous Ojibwe (Mississauga) woman, Nahnebahwequay, or “Nahnee”, known in English as Catharine Sutton, crossed the North Atlantic. She presented important land claims to Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace.
Black citizens have been a part of Grey County, since the very first non-Native settlers arrived in the northernmost part of the Queen's Bush. Some of these early pioneers were born in Canada, whilst others had only recently slipped the bonds of slavery in the Upper South.