John Graves Simcoe first explored this area in 1793, and the town was founded in 1801 by a group of New England Quakers seeking a suitable location for a quiet Quaker community.
Today, Newmarket is known for its quality of life and friendly atmosphere, as well as a handful of historic attractions.
People Born in Newmarket
Newmarket in People's Lives
John Graves Simcoe: I explored this area in 1793, the first European explorer to set foot on the land.
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2009 to film scenes of the movie Repo Men.
Sarah Gadon: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Dream House.
Tatiana Maslany: I traveled here in 2011 to film scenes of the movie The Vow.