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Victoria County was established in 1851 from Peterborough County and named for Queen Victoria.
The area was first opened for settlement in 1821 and the first settlers arrived in 1825. They were Irish Protestants from County Fermanagh, Ireland. They were soon followed by other Irish & Scottish settlers. As with most counties, the southern part was settled first.
In 1858 12 new townships were added to Victoria County. In 1868 seven of the townships were removed from Victoria County (and attached to Muskoka District).
"Population 11,657 in 1852 and 46,751 in 1980."3
Victoria County is located in South-Eastern Ontario.
Prior to 1800 - Peterborough County
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3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984
5 Place Names of Ontario by Alan Rayburn, 1997