In 1914, the community, known then as Hector, was little more than a small station for the Canadian Northern Railway. In 1916, Hector was renamed Jellicoe to honour British Admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe, recognized for his actions in the Battle of Jutland in the Great War. But it was in 1934 with the launch of the famous Sturgeon River Gold Rush, that Jellicoe made its mark in history. Thousands of people journeyed to Jellicoe to seek their fortunes!
Over the years, the gold mining has ceased and the forestry and tourism industries now drive the local economy. Jellicoe features a variety of renowned fishing and hunting resorts and outposts to suit all types of visitors.
Located next to Blackwater Lake, less than a half hour from the services of Beardmore, Jellicoe residents enjoy clean crisp northern air, sparkling lakes and rivers, dark, starry skies and some of the most beautiful, serene surroundings Greenstone has to offer.