Unincorporated rural community
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Forward sortation area|
|Area code(s)||519 and 226|
The Nith River flows a short distance east of the settlement.
New Prussia prospered during the mid-1800s, though little remains today of the former settlement.
A school was erected in 1859 and named "SS#18, New Prussia School". An addition was added in 1952. The school closed in 1966, and was converted into a commercial property. The extant school building has been described as "one of the last physical remnants of the settlement" of New Prussia.
In 1863, the Guenther House was built, and has remained one of the longest continually run century farms in the area. The house is listed on the Wilmot Township Heritage Register.
The population of New Prussia declined during the late 1800s when many German immigrants in Waterloo County moved west to Bruce County to purchase inexpensive Crown land. This westward movement of German immigrants was called "Saugeen fever", after the Saugeen River which flows through Bruce County.
The Wellesley Alliance Church is today located in New Prussia.
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- "Region Installs Wilmot's Final Few Historical Place Name Signs". New Hamburg Independent. June 24, 2014.
- "Region of Waterloo Public Building Inventory - Educational Buildings - Part 2" (PDF). Region of Waterloo. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 14, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
- "Heritage Register of Non-Designated Properties for the Township Of Wilmot" (PDF). Township of Wilmot. December 7, 2015.
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- "New Prussia". Township of Wilmot. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
- "Wellesley Alliance Church". Wellesley Alliance Church. Retrieved July 29, 2017.