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History of the County of Perth, 1825-1902 William Johnston, 1903

pp.547-548


William H. HACKING was a pioneer of Listowel, and was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1810. His father was a Congregational minister, who emigrated to Canada with his family, settling in Whitchurch, County of York, where he took up land. Subsequent to Mr Hacking's leaving his home he resided five years in Guelph, and came to Listowel at an early day. He opened the pioneer store, and was appointed first postmaster. For other information regarding this pioneer see the history of Listowel and chapter on post offices.

 

About Perth County, Ontario

Welcome to Perth County GenWeb, your online guide to Perth County Genealogy since February 1998! I am Meg Fuller, Your Coordinator for this County site.

I hope you enjoy your visit. Please email me if you have any suggestions or contributions you would like to make.

I hope you find my efforts helpful in your research of your County roots. I am unable to do additional research on your family as I do not have direct access to records. I post everything I have for all to use.

Perth County is located in south-western Ontario in about the middle of the peninsula. There are many small towns and hamlets in this area, and the largest city is Stratford. Stratford currently has a population of about 30 000. This population swells in the summer tourist season! For the most part Perth County consists of rural agricultural land. The other major industry is tourism because of the Stratford Festival.

It is one of the few counties in South-Western Ontario that doesn't touch any of the Great Lakes. Because of its location, and distance from the Great Lakes, it was one of the last areas in Ontario to be settled. People who aren't familiar with Ontario often confuse it with Perth, a city in Lanark County. If it's Perth, Lanark County you're after, or if your reference just says Perth, here's a link to the Lanark County GenWeb. But it was nice of you to visit.

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