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Historic York County Map

Reference: Wm. H. Smith, "Smith's Canadian Gazetteer, 1846" (Toronto: H. & W. Roswell) (Coles Canadiana Collection)

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Before 1788 the Townships of East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Vaughan and Whitchurch were located in the Montreal District, Province of Quebec.
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In 1788 the Montreal District was divided, and the townships became part of the Nassau District.
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The Province of Quebec was divided into Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Quebec) in 1791.
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Counties were established in June 1792. The townships became part of the County of York.
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In October 1792 Nassau District became the Home District which included the County of York and City of Toronto.
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Loyalist and Quaker settlers came to the area when John Graves Simcoe opened Yonge Street in 1796.
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In 1826 North Gwillimbury township was created from Georgina.
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In 1841 Upper Canada became Canada West.
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York County was divided in 1852 creating Peel County to the west and Ontario County to the east.
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Canada West became the Province of Ontario in 1867.
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In 1873 Richmond Hill was incorporated as a town.
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Newmarket was incorporated as a town in 1880.
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In 1888 Aurora was incorporated as a town.
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In 1970 Georgina and North Gwillimbury townships were reunited as the Town of Georgina. Whitchurch Township and Stouffville were amalgamated into the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. The towns of Aurora, Newmarket and Richmond Hill were expanded to include parts of the surrounding townships.
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York County was divided into the The Regional Municipality of York and Metropolitan Toronto on 1st January 1971.
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Regional Municipality of York

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Reference: South Central Ontario, Ontario Transportation Map Series; Ontario Ministry of Transportation, 1984

Communities in York Region

Aurora
- Cherry
Georgina
- Baldwin
- Belhaven
- Briars Park
- Brown Hill
- Cedarbrae
- Duclos Point
- Egypt
- Island Grove
- Island View Beach
- Jacksons Point
- Keswick
- Marina Estates
- Mt. Pleasant
- Orchard Beach
- Pefferlaw
- Port Bolster
- Roches Point
- Sutton
- Udora
- Virginia
- Willow Beach
East Gwillimbury
- Holland Landing
- Holland Marsh
- Holt
- Maple Hill
- Mount Albert
- Queensville
- Ravenshoe
- River Drive Park
- Sharon
- West Franklin
King
- Ansnorveldt
- Glenville
- Hammertown
- Happy Valley
- Kettleby
- King City
- King Creek
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King Cont.
- Laskay
- Linton
- Lloydtown
- New Scotland
- Nobleton
- Pottageville
- Schomberg
- Snowball
- Strange
Markham
- Almira
- Box Grove
- Brown's Corners
- Buttonville
- Cachet
- Cashel
- Cedar Grove
- Cornell
- Dicksons Hill
- German Mills
- Hagerman Corners
- Langstaff
- Locust Hill
- Markham
- Milliken
- Mongolia
- Mount Joy
- Quantztown
- Thornhill
- Underwood
- Unionville
- Victoria Square
- Vinegar Hill
Newmarket
- Armitage
- Bogarttown
- Woodland Hills

Richmond Hill
- Bayview North
- Bayview Hill
- Doncrest
- Elgin Mills
- Jefferson
Richmond Hill Cont.
- Lake Wilcox
- Langstaff
- Oak Ridges
- Richvale
- Temperanceville
Vaughan
- Concord
- Edgeley
- Elder Mills
- Hope
- Kleinburg
- Maple
- Nashville
- Pine Grove
- Purpleville
- Sherwood
- Sunset Corners
- Teston
- Tormore
- Vellore
- Weston Downs
- Wilshire
- Woodbridge
Whitchurch-Stouffville
- Ballantrae
- Bethesda
- Bloomington
- Cedar Valley
- Gormley
- Hartman
- Lemonville
- Lincolnville
- Musselman Lake
- Preston Lake
- Pine Orchard
- Pleasantville
- Ringwood
- Seldom Seen
- Shrubmount
- Stouffville
- Vandorf
- Vivian
- Wesley Corners
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