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Parry Sound District was established in 1869 from unorganized territory. The town of Parry Sound was established prior to the district, in the 1850's.
Both the district and the town were named for Arctic Explorer Sir Edward Parry.
The district was "opened as a Free Grant area to settlers in return for settlement duties outlined by the government."2
Settlement started along the road from Huntsville to Nipissing, and expanded along the railways as they were completed.
"Population 1,559 in 1871 and 27,351 in 1980."3
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Questions & Answers
1 Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America 1873
2 Places In Ontario by Nick & Helma Mika, 1977
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984
5 Place Names of Ontario by Alan Rayburn, 1997