Bothwell County was an electoral district that existed from 1867 to the 1930's. Kent and Lambton Counties were "in" this district.
"In 1867, as a result of Confederation, Upper Canada (Ontario) was allowed a number more seats in the Senate, and instituted Electoral Districts to generate those seats in the House. The object was to equalize numbers with the seats held by Lower Canada (Quebec). Bothwell was one of those Electoral Districts. Changing Electoral boundaries have obliterated these old districts." 3
"Population 20,701 in 1871 and 25,595 in 1891." 3
Bothwell District was located in South-Western Ontario.
During its existence it consisted of Kent County and Lambton County.
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1 Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America 1873
2 Places In Ontario by Nick & Helma Mika, 1977
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984
4 Smith's Canadian Gazetteer by W.H. Smith, 1846