Township is located north and west of the Town
of Shelburne. Arterial roads are County Road 124
north to Collingwood, Highway 10 north to Owen Sound
and Highway 89 west to Mount Forest. The Township encompasses
approximately 31,264 hectares. Within the Township,
there are three hamlets, Riverview, Corbetton and the
largest being Horning's Mills. A well known characteristic
of Melancthon Township is the unique manner in which
it was originally surveyed.
Shelburne Golf Course
main occupation in the Township is farming. The growing
and marketing of potatoes is a major industry. There is
limited beef, dairy, sheep and horse farming carried out
in the Township.
January 1, 2003, the Township marked the occasion of its
150th Anniversary. Many activities were carried out
throughout the year, including a Reeve's Levee, Children's
Fun Day at the Horning's Mills Community Park, Church Service
in the Corbetton Church located on the grounds of the Dufferin
County Museum and War Plaque Memorial Dedication Service
held on Remembrance Day in the Council Chambers.