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Established in 1816 from the counties of Haldimand, Lincoln and York. The first settlers were United Empire Loyalists.
This county was dissolved in 1974 and along with the City of Hamilton became the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth.
"Population 42,619 in 1852 and 358,827 in 1966."3
Wentworth County is located in South-Western Ontario.
Prior to 1816 - Haldimand County, Lincoln County, York County
1816-1849 - part of Gore District
1974-present - Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth
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Questions & Answers
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984
5 Place Names of Ontario by Alan Rayburn, 1997