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Haliburton County
This area of Ontario is covered by Haliburton County GenWeb. The information presented below is merely an outline of the county and does not include what is available for genealogical research for this area. For information on genealogical research of this area please visit Haliburton County GenWeb.

"By Proclamation, dated and effective June 6th, 1874 the Provisional County of Haliburton was Incorporated."3

"Originally, Haliburton County consisted of parts of Peterborough and Victoria counties. The townships of Galway, Snowden and Minden from Peterborough County, and the townships of Lutterworth and Anson from Victoria County joined together to form an Independent Union of Townships, for municipal purposes, in 1859."2

"In 1861 the township of Stanhope was attached to these and Galway became a separate municipality (eventually reuniting with Peterborough County). In that same year, Lutterworth and Anson townships separated from Snowdon, Minden, and Stanhope, and each became a separate municipality. The county of Haliburton, itself, was finally formed when these townships requested permission from Peterborough County to increase taxes and provide a bonus to encourage the construction of the Victoria Railway from Lindsay to Haliburton Village."2

Haliburton County was named for Canadian Historian Judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton.

Settlement in the area began when roads were built through the district, and from nearly the beginning the main industry was in lumber.

"On May 18th, 1980 the provisional county of Haliburton erected to full county status."3

Haliburton County is located in South-Central Ontario.

  • Prior to 1874 - Peterborough County and Victoria County


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    2 Places In Ontario by Nick & Helma Mika, 1977
    3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984

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