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Established 1838 at the same time as Wellington District. Townships from Halton and Simcoe and part of "Indian lands" were taken to create this new district and county.
In 1846 was comprised of the townships of "Arthur, Amaranth, Bentinck, Derby, Eramosa, Egremont, Guelph, Glenelg, Garafraxa, Holland, Luther, Mornington, Minto, Maryborough, Melancthon, Nichol, Normanby, Peel, Proton, Puslinch, Sydenham, Sullivan, Waterloo, Wilmot, Woolwich, and Wellesley" ."4
The county seat was Berlin (now known as Kitchener).
In 1972 this county was dissolved and the area became the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.
"Population 26,537 in 1852 and 176,754 in 1966."3
Waterloo County is located in South-Western Ontario.
Prior to 1840 - Halton County, Simcoe District
1972-present - Regional Municipality of Waterloo
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3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984
4 Smith's Canadian Gazetteer by W.H. Smith, 1846