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Kent County was established in 1792. Originally it comprised an area that is now the counties of Kent and Lambton.
Early settlers, mostly United Empire Loyalists, arrived in the 1780's and settled along the Thames River. Some of the soldiers were not familiar with pioneer life and soon sold their land and moved elsewhere.
The last township in Kent to be settled was Zone, it had been the home of Delaware Indians until 1858 when they ceded their land to the Canadian government.
"Population 31,866 in 1901 and 107,449 in 1980."3
Kent County is located in South-Western Ontario.
1792-1847 - part of Western District
1847-1849 - part of the Provisional District of Kent
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2 Places In Ontario by Nick & Helma Mika, 1977
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984