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Welcome to Hamilton ...
When the people of Hamilton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hamiltonian<1>
The Lake Ontario city of Hamilton is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Hamilton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).
Area Codes for Hamilton: (289)<3>, (365) & (905)
The Canadian Postal Codes for Hamilton: L8E, L8G, L8H, L8J, L8K, L8L, L8M, L8N, L8P, L8R, L8S, L8T, L8V, L8W, L9A, L9B, L9C<4>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Hamilton, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated June 9, 1846.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Hamilton: Named after George Hamilton (1788-1836), a merchant and politician. During the War of 1812, he was a Captain with the Niagara Light Dragoons and was at the capture of Detroit and the battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane.
Websites for Hamilton ...
Official Website: www.hamilton.ca/
Chamber of Commerce: www.hamiltonchamber.on.ca/
Junior League: www.juniorleague.ca/
Communities Also Named Hamilton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 75 communities that are also named Hamilton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado (4), Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (5), Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (4), Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hamilton.
Communities near Hamilton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hamilton.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hamilton ...
Looking for more information about Hamilton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Hamilton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hamilton.
Adding Hamilton to Our Gazetteer ...
The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Hamilton was on a map titled Road Map for Ontario (from Shell Oil, 1955).
We also found Hamilton mentioned on a train schedule titled Canadian Pacific Railway Time Tables (October 1899).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hamilton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Hamilton: www.hamilton.ca/
The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/
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This page was last modified/updated: 20 Mar 2023