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Our History

The Essex County area has a fascinating history!

Visitors to the Essex County area can visit many historical landmarks and museums.

The Underground Railroad at Amherstburg's Black History Museum and the trenches and barracks of the War of 1812 at Fort Malden are just a few to mention.

If you are interested in information about the early years of Essex County, view our Early Municipal History section. It provides historical facts on the Essex County area back to the 1700's.

You can also check out the information on restructuring which occurred in the 1990's. Restructuring saw Essex County municipalities reduced from 21 to 7.

History buffs can also have a look at the various symbols of the County along with a brief history on each symbol and search scanned copies of some early municipal records from our document archives.