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Renfrew County - A Brief Outline

The following is from "Ontario Place Names", Fam Hist Lib fiche #6332553

RENFREW COUNTY, Renfrew County was named for Renfrewshire, Scotland. As a County it was Incorporated (1) by Canada Statutes 1849, C.78, schedule A - Lanark and Renfrew were united for judicial and other purposes as the United Counties of Lanark and Renfrew, effective January 1, 1850. (2) by Proclamation dated August 23, 1866 County of Lanark was separated from County of Renfrew effective October 10th, 1866.

Area, 3,009 square miles, contains 37 Townships and is the largest County in Ontario. Population 9,415 in 1852 and 87,219 in 1980.

The County of Renfrew consists of:

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