Place:Lanark and Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

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NameLanark and Renfrew
Alt namesUnited Counties of Lanark and Renfew
TypeFormer county
Located inOntario, Canada     (1849 - 1866)
Also located inCanada West, Canada     (1841 - 1867)
See alsoLanark, Ontario, Canadaone of two counties making up a "united county" 1849-1866
Renfrew, Ontario, Canadaone of two counties making up a "united county" 1849-1866

When the District system of local administration was abolished in 1849, the neighbouring counties of Renfrew and Lanark formed a judicial union. This was dropped in 1866 and the two counties became completely independent of each other from that date. (source: The Districts and Counties of Southern Ontario, 1777-1979, by Eric Jonasson, OGS Families, vol 20, no 2, pp 91-102)

NOTE: This entry for the United Counties of Lanark and Renfrew only exists for historical completeness. It is best to refer to one or other of the individual counties unless a direct source or reference to the united counties is given.

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