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In the Corwhin community, when the settlement began the area was separated from the west because of the swamps connected to Mill Creek. Since there was a large disconnect between the west, the community looked east to the nearby border of Puslinch and Halton. Until about 1887, the hamlet was located at the Townline. However, after 1887 the Guelph Junction Railway came through and had a significant impact on the community. The regular train was steam powered, but a separate battery operated car was provided for local use. When this new battery car was introduced, locals were quick to give it the name "Sparkey".  For 25 cents an hour, anyone who wished could travel between Guelph and Guelph Junction on any of "Sparkey's" daily runs. Humourously, one account of a ride on the line suggests that the passenger had never been as scared in his life as when he rode from Corwhin to Guelph for the first time.

Outside the Station House store at Corwhin was a sign that announced the entrance into "Corwin". Over the years, many have wondered whether this was a spelling mistake or if the "h" was added to its name in later years.

It can be seen by Corwhin's past that it is a community that is continuously growing and advancing. Although this may be true, Corwhin is still very connected to its community and roots in the past.