After the completion of the York Road in 1839, the Village of Morven grew quickly.
The residents of the community wanted the name to be Bloomfield, however a government official rejected their choice and chose the name Morven. The village flourished in the 1850’s and had four hotels to serve the highway travellers. Up to seven stage companies stopped for refreshments and accommodations. The opening of the "Grand Trunk Railway" to the south caused a steady decline within a few years and little remains of this once vibrant community.
The hamlet of Violet, located off Sharpe Road and Violet Road, is a quiet place surrounded by farmland.