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Established in 1792 in Home District, York County originally encompassed a very large area extending as far north as Lake Simcoe and as far east as Lake Scugog. Areas of York County were later made into the counties of Halton, Ontario, and Peel.
Was named in honour of Yorkshire, England.
In 1954 part of York County was established as the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto. And in 1971 the remaining part of York County became the Regional Municipality of York.
"Population 80,724 in 1852; 1,176,622 in 1951, and 65,000 in 1954."3
York County is located in South-Western Ontario.
1792-1849 - part of Home District
1971-present - Regional Municipality of York
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5 Place Names of Ontario by Alan Rayburn, 1997