Place:Haldimand-Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

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NameHaldimand-Norfolk
TypeCounty municipality
Located inOntario, Canada     (1974 - 2001)
See alsoHaldimand, Ontario, Canadacounty merged into Haldimand-Norfolk in 1974 and separating from it again in 2001
Norfolk, Ontario, Canadacounty merged into Haldimand-Norfolk in 1974 and separating from it again in 2001

Haldimand-Norfolk was a regional authority established in Ontario, Canada, in 1974, with the aim of combining two relatively small neighbouring counties facing Lake Erie which both had a very agricultural basis to their economies.

Haldimand-Norfolk was a two-tier municipality with only five townships covering the whole area. The township names were, from east to west, Norfolk, Delhi, Nanticoke, Haldimand and Dunnville. Dunnville included the town of that name and the former townships of Dunn, Canborough, Moulton and Sherbrooke. Nanticoke covered the remainder of Haldimand and the eastern section of Norfolk and was separated into two sections (on or near the previous county boundary) when the counties separated in 2001.

A map provided by the Archives of Ontario covering the whole of southwestern Ontario shows the placement of the five townships used during the time of the county merger.

In 2001, in response to popular demand, the province was forced to revert to the concept of two separate counties. These counties each are single-tier and no longer have townships as part of their governmental structure. The townships are only used to refer to property locations.

WeRelate members should have little need to refer to Haldimand-Norfolk for the foreseeable future save for reporting death references.

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