Eldridge Robinson Irish came to the area in 1832 with his wife Margaret Jane, and constructed the first house in the area.It was not long until the area near his house was called Irish Corners. With a population of 871, Woodville is home to Woodville Farms, and features annual Canada Day Celebrations, a Family Festival and an evening Santa Claus Parade. 2009 marks Woodville's 125th Anniversary. A mile-and-a-half to the east of Woodville is an auction barn which was opened in 1961 by Norman MacIntyre and his family. It is now the only auction co-op in Canada.
Nearby communities of Argyle and Lorneville are an antique hunters' paradise with attractions, such as a Merry Mac's Antiques at Mitchells Blacksmith Shop, Argyle Farm Market and the Lorneville Store Antiques.