Samuel R. Calvin purchases a piece of property from the Crown at what is now known as Trim Road and Smith Road.
Settler Michael O’Meara arrives.
Other settlers arrive including the Dunnings, the Daggs, Shaws, McFaddens, Wilson, Lancasters.
Navan’s first church was built, originally Presbyterian, later Methodist.
The year of Navan’s birth, when Michael O’Meara opened the first post office. Navan is named after the Town of Navan, in the County of Meath, Ireland.
A one-room log school house built.
The first St. Mary’s Anglican Church built.
This first post office was then relocated in 1871 to its own location in the village.
The Shaw House built, the white house on the northwest corner of Trim and Smith.
First mill starts up to thresh, grind, and saw shingles.
Navan Public School, SS#3, replaces an earlier one-room log building.
Railway station built on Smith Road near Milton, remaining in use until 1974.
Bradley's general store opens.
Grinding mill opens by local blacksmith and carriage maker on Colonial Road.
Cheese factory opens on Colonial.
Navan’s first outdoor rink is fashioned.
First telephone installed in Navan.
Navan Continuation School built.
Royal Bank opens in Navan.
Navan-Vars United Church replaces the Methodist Church.
Electricity comes to the village.
Navan Women’s Institute organized.
First street lights installed.
Navan’s first murder, with the shooting of Constable Harold Dent, at the Navan railway station.
First Navan Fair held.
Bradley’s store burns down. The store, complete with apartments, was re-built the following year.
Navan’s first indoor hockey rink opens, along with a community centre.
Navan Lion’s Club chartered
Community Centre burns down.
New arena and community centre built.
The Domes installed in the fairgrounds. The Domes were originally used for the Papal Mass when Pope John Paul XXIII visited Canada.
Navan Curling Club established.
Fifty-Horse Hitch held, putting Navan in the Guinness Book of World Records.
First meeting held to form the Navan Community Association.
International Plowing Match hosted.
150th anniversary kicked off by Gerry Calver, as town crier, and Sheila-Minogue-Calver, during the New Year’s Eve celebration December 31, 2010.
Chronological history compiled compliments of the Navan Women’s Institute.