The Town of Plympton-Wyoming was born through the amalgamation of the Township of Plympton and the Village of Wyoming on January 1, 2001. In order to tell the history behind the Town you need to hear the story behind these two municipalities which is recorded below as written in the the book entitled -
"Canada West's Last Frontier - A history of Lambton - Written by: Jean Turnbull Elford:
, containing 75,907 acres, became Crown property in 1827. Sir John. Colborne named it after a town a few miles from Lady Colborne's early home in Devon, England. Charles Rankin began the survey of it in 1829, and Peter Carrol finished it in 1832. The surveyors numbered the concessions, which run east and west, from Enniskillen north to the lake shore and the lots from Sarnia Township east to the Warwick Plympton Townline. The front concession, along Lake Huron, they laid out in French Canadian style in 51 lots to give as many farms as possible a lakeside location. Once surveyed, much of the Township was granted to the sons and daughters of United Empire Loyalists, most of whom sold their rights. (MORE INFORMATION HERE ON PLYMPTON AREA)
Village of Wyoming
owes its birth and early growth to the Great Western Railway. Until its line went through between Sarnia and London the site was farm land belonging to Thomas Brock and Robert McAuslan. Once it was known that a station would be built there, the land changed hands and the property was offered for sale. Highly important to Capitalists, Mechanics and Others, WYOMING STATION, Great Western Railway E. Emery had the pleasure to inform the public that he has received instruction from the proprietors C.W. Robertson and Marshall McKay, Esquires, to offer for sale at a public auction without reserve, six hundred valuable building lots….. on the line of the Great Western Railway, Sarnia Branch…. The Great London and Port Sarnia Turnpike Plank and Gravel Road passes close to the Village. The soil in and around the Village is of first rate quality. The auction sale will take place on the grounds on the afternoon of Friday, September 19, 1856. (MORE INFORMATION HERE ON WYOMING AREA)
The Birth of the Town Crest for Plympton-Wyoming
After the amalgamation of the Village of Wyoming and the Township of Plympton January 1st, 2001, the new Council for the Town of Plympton-Wyoming offered a contest to residents of Plympton-Wyoming to create and submit a new crest for the new municipality. The contest was offered to all ages wanting to participate and received many responses from all ages. After all applications were reviewed and carefully considered, the crest above was the one chosen.
The crest was created and submitted by Sandy Berry of Sarnia Street, Wyoming, and with the design she submitted the following:
Crest of Plympton-Wyoming
Tudor Rose -
The "Tudor Rose" was chosen as the National Emblem of England. It dates back in history to the "House of Tudor" the English Royal House. It is also on the Coat of Arms of Great Britain. Wyoming is of English origin and Plympton was named after a town in Devonshire England. You could also use the Tudor Rose currently on the Wyoming crest but I wanted my work to be original so I created my own five petal Tudor Rose.
Train "The Niagra"
The Great Western Railway and station started Wyoming by carrying supplies through to Sarnia.
Oats and Moon and Crops
The Indians called their land "Arvoca" meaning pleasant valley or large plain. to the Chippewas, the 'oat planters", were known as moonooming. The white settlers took this to sound like "Wyoming".
Lake and Egremont Road
Egremont Road was named after Lord Egremont. Many white men settled along Egremont Road.