Its original 19 townships (the district also included the islands in Lakes Huron and Simcoe) were: abolished Simcoe District in favour of the County of Simcoe, still composed of the Townships noted in the Act of 1845. Search for your ancestors in free Ships' Passenger lists, Naturalization Records, Palatine Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, American Genealogy, Native American Genealogy, Huguenots, Mennonites, Almshouse Records, Orphan Records, church records, military muster rolls, census records, land records and more.
Simcoe is Norfolk County ‘s largest urban area and home to many important industries, including Canada ‘s largest ice cream plant and the Toyotetsu auto parts plant.
The Huron capital, Ossossane, was at one time the largest aboriginal settlement in all of North America outside of Mexico.
Simcoe District was proclaimed on January 11, 1843 (Source: Canada Gazette, No.68, January 14, 1843, p.382).
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