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Northumberland County was established in 1792, one of the original nineteen counties.
"Named "after Northumberland County in the north of England."5
"In 1850 Northumberland County was united with Durham County for municipal purposes. It became an independent county in 1974."5
"Population 31,229 in 1852 and 64,099 in 1980."3
Northumberland County is located in Southern Ontario.
1792-1802 - part of Home District
1802-1849 - part of Newcastle District
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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