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Middlesex County was established in 1800 and named for Middlesex, England. "Prior to 1794, the county was an unbroken wilderness."2
Settlement started along the Thames River, with the first settlement in Delaware Township. Until 1852 the area that is now Elgin County was part of Middlesex County. In 1865 two townships from Huron County (Biddulph & McGillivray) were added to Middlesex County.
"Population 39,804 in 1852 and 319,195 in 1980."3
Middlesex County is located in South-Western Ontario.
Prior to 1800 - known as Suffolk County and part of Western District
1800-1849 - part of London District
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2 Places In Ontario by Nick & Helma Mika, 1977
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984