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Norfolk County is one of the original nineteen counties established in 1792. It was named for Norfolk, England.
The first settlers were United Empire Loyalists who arrived in 1789.
In 1974 the county was dissolved and along with Haldimand County became the regional municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk.
In 2001 the municipality was dissolved and the former counties re-instated as separate municipalites of Haldimand County and Norfolk County.
"Population 3,000 in 1812, 30,760 in 1981 and 35,611 in 1941."3
Norfolk County is located in South-Western Ontario.
1792-1798 - part of Western District
1798-1837 - part of London District
1837-1849 - part of Talbot District
1974-2001 - part of the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk
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1 Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America 1873
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984
5 Place Names of Ontario by Alan Rayburn, 1997