1885 Map of Haldimand County, Ontario
William Wells near Cheapside
Walpole Township 1878
Haldimand is a rural city-status single-tier municipality (but called a county) on the
Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario, Canada, on the north shore of Lake Erie,
and on the Grand River.
Haldimand's history has been closely associated with that of the neighbouring
Norfolk County. Haldimand was first created as a county in 1800, from a portion
of Norfolk. It was named after the governor of the Province of Quebec Sir Frederick
Haldimand. In 1844 the land was surrendered by Six Nations to the Crown in an
agreement that was signed by the vast majority of Chiefs in the Haldimand tract.
The two counties were separate until 1974, when they were reunited as the Regional
Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk.