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Lucknow, Ontario

Lucknow
Community
Main street of Lucknow
Campbell Street (Bruce Road 86), the main thoroughfare of the town
Lucknow's location within southern Ontario
Lucknow's location within southern Ontario
Lucknow
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 43°57?40?N 81°30?47?W / 43.961°N 81.513°W / 43.961; -81.513Coordinates: 43°57?40?N 81°30?47?W / 43.961°N 81.513°W / 43.961; -81.513
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyBruce County
TownshipHuron-Kinloss
Area
 o Land1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population
(2016)
 o Total1,121
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)519, 226, 548

Lucknow is a community located in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. It is incorporated in the Township of Huron-Kinloss.

History

Lucknow boasts a strong Scottish heritage that reaches back to the late 1800s where the Lucknow Caledonian Games boomed for about 20 years. Lucknow's welcome sign honours Donald Dinnie a folk hero of Lucknow. This champion wrestler and heavyweight athlete of the world competed in the Games in Lucknow in 1882. Although he had no ties with the community he remains part of the lore.

The village was named after Lucknow, India where, the Indian Rebellion of 1857 took place between the Indian rebels and the East India Company army. Lucknow takes the name of "Sepoy" which refers to the Indian foot soldiers who fought on the British side in the Relief of Lucknow. There are two theories about the origin of the name of Campbell Street-one is that the main street was named after Sir Colin Campbell, leader of the relief forces. The other is that the street is named after Malcolm Campbell, the community's first merchant. Several Lucknow streets bear the names of some of the British generals involved in the Relief of Lucknow: Campbell, Ross, Outram, Havelock, Willoughby, Rose and Canning.

Eli Stauffer first settled the unnamed land that was to become Lucknow in 1856 where he constructed a dam and built a sawmill. In 1858, Ralph Miller purchased a parcel of Stauffer's land and built "Balaclava House", a log tavern. James Somerville purchased the Stauffer mill and land rights in 1858 and had village lots surveyed, earning Somerville the title of the "Father of Lucknow". With the "Gravel Road" open into Kinloss in 1866, the village continued to grow and had a population of 430 in 1868.

Current events

Lucknow hosts an annual Strawberry Summerfest on the fourth weekend of June. The event includes a youth soccer tournament, male and female Slow-Pitch tournament, beer tent, vendors market, street entertainment on Saturday and two dances. Past performers at the dances have included: The Trews, Trooper, Thornley and Kim Mitchell.

Music In The Fields is an annual three-day country music festival hosted by the Lucknow Kinsmen and local volunteers. The event is 100% charitable and has raised money for projects such as a new ice resurfacer for the local arena, and new tennis courts. The event has also raised over $100,000 for Cystic Fibrosis (the Kinsmen's national charity) as well as over 1 million dollars for charity.[] The event is in its 11th year. The event runs the last weekend in August and takes place at the Lucknow Kinsmen Graceland Property. Music In The Fields (MITF) draws a crowd of approximately 8,000 guests and has hosted such acts as: Blake Shelton, Dierks Bently, The Band Perry, Big & Rich, Travis Tritt, Paul Brandt, Emerson Drive, Lonestar, Johnny Reid, George Canyon, Tim Hicks, Road Hammers & Jo Dee Messina.

The local newspaper is the Lucknow Sentinel.

Climate

Climate data for Lucknow (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.8
(64.0)
14.4
(57.9)
25.6
(78.1)
30.0
(86.0)
33.3
(91.9)
36.7
(98.1)
38.3
(100.9)
37.2
(99.0)
36.1
(97.0)
32.2
(90.0)
23.3
(73.9)
18.3
(64.9)
38.3
(100.9)
Average high °C (°F) -2.6
(27.3)
-1.5
(29.3)
3.2
(37.8)
11.7
(53.1)
18.8
(65.8)
22.9
(73.2)
25.8
(78.4)
24.3
(75.7)
19.9
(67.8)
13.0
(55.4)
6.1
(43.0)
0.1
(32.2)
11.8
(53.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) -6.4
(20.5)
-5.7
(21.7)
-1.6
(29.1)
6.4
(43.5)
12.5
(54.5)
16.7
(62.1)
19.6
(67.3)
18.7
(65.7)
14.6
(58.3)
8.3
(46.9)
2.6
(36.7)
-3.2
(26.2)
6.9
(44.4)
Average low °C (°F) -10.1
(13.8)
-9.8
(14.4)
-6.4
(20.5)
1.0
(33.8)
6.1
(43.0)
10.4
(50.7)
13.4
(56.1)
13.0
(55.4)
9.2
(48.6)
3.6
(38.5)
-0.9
(30.4)
-6.4
(20.5)
1.9
(35.4)
Record low °C (°F) -35.0
(-31.0)
-36.7
(-34.1)
-31.7
(-25.1)
-24.4
(-11.9)
-7.8
(18.0)
-3.3
(26.1)
0.0
(32.0)
0.0
(32.0)
-5.0
(23.0)
-12.2
(10.0)
-22.8
(-9.0)
-30.6
(-23.1)
-36.7
(-34.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 109.6
(4.31)
81.5
(3.21)
70.5
(2.78)
81.7
(3.22)
86.5
(3.41)
87.5
(3.44)
66.0
(2.60)
109.1
(4.30)
132.1
(5.20)
106.3
(4.19)
112.4
(4.43)
117.9
(4.64)
1,161
(45.71)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 13.9
(0.55)
14.6
(0.57)
37.5
(1.48)
71.1
(2.80)
86.3
(3.40)
87.5
(3.44)
66.0
(2.60)
109.1
(4.30)
132.1
(5.20)
102.9
(4.05)
89.3
(3.52)
28.2
(1.11)
838.5
(33.01)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 95.7
(37.7)
66.9
(26.3)
32.9
(13.0)
10.6
(4.2)
0.2
(0.1)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
3.4
(1.3)
23.1
(9.1)
89.7
(35.3)
322.5
(127.0)
Average precipitation days 16.4 13.2 10.6 11.3 9.8 10.2 8.3 10.0 12.6 14.0 14.6 15.6 146.6
Average rainy days 1.7 2.4 5.1 9.2 9.8 10.2 8.3 10.0 12.6 13.6 10.3 3.3 96.4
Average snowy days 14.9 11.3 5.9 2.7 0.15 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.85 4.9 12.9 53.5
Source: Environment Canada[1]

Transportation

Lucknow once was served by a railway station along the long defunct Wellington, Grey and Bruce Railway line. Today Bruce County Roads 1 and 86 are the main transportation links for Lucknow.

Famous residents

References

  1. ^ "Lucknow, Ontario". Canadian Climate Normals 1981-2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved 2019.

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