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"Frontenac County can claim to have been the site of the first settlement by white men in what is now the Province of Ontario since the missionary settlement in Huronia in the 1640's."2
The county was established in 1792 and named for Count Frontenac, Governor of New France. In 1673 Count Frontenac sailed up from Quebec and built a fort he named Fort Frontenac. Settlement grew around the fort until 1758 when the fort was captured by the British during the Seven Years War. It was then deserted until the 1780's.
The area was surveyed in 1783 and named King's Township. Soon after the first British settlers arrived in the form of "disbandees of Captain Grass' Company of Associated Loyalists, Kings Royal Regiment of New York, Regulat, British and German. Total 220 persons in 1783."3
"Population 30,735 in 1852 and 114,237 in 1980."3
Frontenac County is located in South-Eastern Ontario.
1788-1792 - Mecklenburgh District
1792-1849 - part of Midland District
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2 Places In Ontario by Nick & Helma Mika, 1977
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984