Michell is a small community located just outside of Stratford, and it was settled in 1837 by William Hicks, and his son John, near the Thames River.
To read more of the history of Mitchell, go to
The Mitchell Archives is a small branch of the The Stratford-Perth County Archives which has recently been upgraded, and the branch could be folded into the main archives. A date for the possible closing has yet to be announced.
The Stratfor-Perth Archives is at http://www.perthcounty.ca/stratford_perth_archives