Right in the middle of New Tecumseth, Beeton has many wonderful historic buildings and architectural. The location of many films looking for that small town cozy appeal. Many people choose to live in Beeton for the small town feel, quiet streets and close-knit community. The Beeton real estate market continues to grow, offering buyers options at all price points.
David Allanson Jones was a storekeeper and postmaster who settled in the small West Gwillimbury community of Clarksville during the 1860’s. By 1870 he owned fifty acres of farmland and two swarms of bees. From these simple beginnings, Jones became the first commercial beekeeper in Canada. Across Europe and North America, David A. Jones was known as the Bee King of the Nineteenth Century.
In 1875, Clarksville was renamed Bee Town in his honour. Eventually the spelling was changed to the short British form, Beeton.
This information was sampled from article by Pat Mestern
David Allanson Jones was influential in bringing the railway to Beeton and in determining the layout of much of the village's downtown core. By 1886 Beeton was home to 77 enterprises, including four hotels, knitting and woolen mills, sawmills, a newspaper, a cheese factory, a stove manufacturer, and four carriage makers.
The Beeton Fall Fair has its roots in the 1840s and continues to be a significant annual event. The annual Beeton Honey Festival is the perfect summer event to celebrate all things “Bee-Town” and keeps the town buzzing for days.