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Woodville is a community in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada. It is located west of Lindsay.

Known in the late 1800s as Irish Corners, the name of the town was changed to Woodville after the completion of the post office under postmaster John Morrison. In 1871 the Toronto and Nipissing Railway was built though the flourishing settlement and in 1878 Woodville became a police village.

Woodville had a town hall, lock-up, grist-mill, two foundries, a cheese factory, planing mill and sash and door factory, a number of dry goods stores, mechanics' shops, and three hotels. It also had its own brick school house, with two teachers, and two churches – one Presbyterian, the other Methodist. Today, the cheese factory, rail station, grist-mill, mechanics shops, and hotels have all been shut down. Woodville now is home to a grocery store, three restaurants, two variety stores, a post office, one gas station, a bank, a curling rink and an arena, two baseball diamonds, assorted other shops, and a newer school, first built in 1923.

A two and one-half kilometres (one and a half miles) to the east of Woodville is an auction sale barn which was opened in 1961 by Norman MacIntyre and his family. It is now the only auction co-op in Canada.

The local post office on King St. services locals with lock boxes and six rural routes.

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