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Lincoln County was established in 1792, one of the original nineteen counties, and named for Lincolnshire, England.
The first settlers were United Empire Loyalists and British Army veterans who arrived in the 1780's. "The Loyalists included Pennsylvania Mennonites, Quakers, French Huguenots, and English. The settlers took up land along the creeks which traverse the Niagara peninsula."2
"Population 29,547 in 1871 and 126,674 in 1966."3
"The county was dissolved January 1, 1970 and became part of the Regional Municipality of Niagara."3
Lincoln County is located in South-Western Ontario.
1792-1800 - part of Home District
1800-1849 - part of Niagara District
1970-present - part of the Regional Municipality of Niagara
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2 Places In Ontario by Nick & Helma Mika, 1977
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984