Welland County, Ontario

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*The county was formed in 1851 from Lincoln County. The county was named from the Welland River. The river got its name from John Grave Simcoe who named it after a stream in Lincolnshire, England. Niagara Falls, and the Townships in this county were among the earliest settlements in Upper Canada.
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*In some census and election records from the late 1800s, the townships of Pelham and Wainfleet were enumerated as part of Monck County. However, Monck never existed as a county in the political sense, but only as an electoral district.
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*In 1970, Lincoln and Welland Counties were amalgamated to form the Regional Municipality of Niagara.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:10, 14 November 2008

Canada  > Ontario > Welland County


Contents

County Courthouse

History

Welland County is a peninsula in Ontario, Canada. It is bounded on the north and west by Lincoln County (with Lake Ontario to the north of Lincoln County), on the east by the Niagara River (and Niagara Falls), and on the south by Lake Erie. Haldimand County is to the west. Across the river to the east are Niagara County and Erie County in New York State.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

  • The county was formed in 1851 from Lincoln County. The county was named from the Welland River. The river got its name from John Grave Simcoe who named it after a stream in Lincolnshire, England. Niagara Falls, and the Townships in this county were among the earliest settlements in Upper Canada.
  • In some census and election records from the late 1800s, the townships of Pelham and Wainfleet were enumerated as part of Monck County. However, Monck never existed as a county in the political sense, but only as an electoral district.
  • In 1970, Lincoln and Welland Counties were amalgamated to form the Regional Municipality of Niagara.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bertie Township

  • Bertie Bay
  • Buffalo Heights
  • Crystal Beach
  • Fort Erie
  • Oakhill Forest
  • Ridgemount
  • Snyder
  • Stevensville
  • Thunder Bay

Crowland Township

  • Cooks Mills
  • Dain City
  • Welland

Humberstone Township

  • Bethel
  • Brookfield
  • Gasline
  • Humberstone
  • Port Colborne
  • Sherkston
  • Sugar Loaf Hill

Pelham Township

  • Effingham
  • Fenwick
  • Fonthill
  • Pelham
  • Pelham Centre
  • Pelham Corners
  • North Pelham

Stamford Township

  • Clifton
  • Drummondville
  • Niagara Falls
  • Stamford
  • Stamford Station

Thorold Township

  • Allanburg
  • Allangburg Junction
  • Black Horse Corners
  • Centreville
  • Port Robinson
  • St. Johns West
  • Thorold
  • Turners Corners

Wainfleet Township

  • Beckett Bridge
  • Longbeach
  • Marshville
  • Marshville Station
  • Ostyhon Corners
  • Perry Station
  • Sugar Loaf Hill
  • Wainfleet
  • Wainfleet Station
  • Willow Bay
  • Winger

Willoughby Township

  • Chippewa
  • Douglastown
  • Netherby
  • White Pigeon

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Cemeteries of Welland and Lincoln Counties Lists of cemeteries in Bertie, Crowland, Pelham, Thorold, Stamford, Humberstone, Wainfleet, and Willoughby of Welland County as well as Caistor, Clinton, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grimsby, and Niagara of Lincoln County.
  • Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid A pointer database consisting of the surnames, cemetery name and location of over 3 Million interments from several thousand cemeteries, cairns, memorials, and cenotaphs in Ontario Canada.

Census Records

Church

City Directories

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage

Death
Birth

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References