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Prince Edward County was established in 1792 and named for Duke of Kent, Prince Edward Augustus.
The first settlers were United Empire Loyalists who arrived in the 1780's.
Originally this county was part of the mainland. In 1889 the Murray Canal was completed and made Prince Edward County an island.
"Population 18,887 in 1852 and 22,259 in 1980."3
1792-1834 - part of Midland District
1834-1849 - part of Prince Edward District
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3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984
5 Place Names of Ontario by Alan Rayburn, 1997