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Durham County was established in 1792 and was comprised of the townships of Clarke, Cavan, Cartwright, Darlington, Hope, and Manvers.
In 1850 Durham County and Northumberland County were united for municipal purposes. In 1974 the counties were separated and Durham County (minus Cavan, Hope & Manvers Townships) was united with Ontario County (minus Mara & Rama Townships) to form the Regional Municipality of Durham.
"Population 30,732 in 1852, 34,916 in 1966."3
Durham County is located in South-Central Ontario.
1792-1802 - In Home District
1802-1849 - In Newcastle District
1850-1974 - Part of the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham.
1974-present - Part of the Regional Municipality of Durham.
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Questions & Answers
1 Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America 1873
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984
4 Smith's Canadian Gazetteer by W.H. Smith, 1846
5 Place Names of Ontario by Alan Rayburn, 1997