The Town of Milton is located within the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (Treaty 19). The Mississaugas who settled in the area between Toronto and Lake Erie occupied and used the large territory in south-western Ontario throughout the 1700s and into the 1800s. They followed a yearly cycle of movement for resource harvesting through fishing, hunting and planting.
In 1821, one of the first European families arrived in the area. Jasper and Sarah Martin and their three young sons immigrated to Canada from England. They settled in what is currently the area around Martin Street and the Mill Pond, north of Main Street, and Jasper started a gristmill powered by the 16 Mile Creek. For a more complete history, see the Milton Historical Society’s Brief History Of Milton.
Today, you can visit Downtown Milton and see many of the important buildings and landmarks that featured prominently in our town’s history. We sincerely thank the Milton Historical Society for providing historical information and photos.