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.