Located in south-central Ontario, Canada. Orangeville, the County seat, is located about 120 km north-west of Toronto. Dufferin County has an area of 1,442 km2 (557 square miles) and a population of 40,997 (1994). There are three towns: Mono, Orangeville and Shelburne, and five rural townships: Amaranth, East Garafraxa, East Luther Grand Valley, Melancthon, and Mulmur. Over half of the County's population lives in Orangeville. Named after Lord Dufferin, who was Governor-General of Canada from 1872 to 1878, the county was formed in 1881 from parts of the Counties of Grey, Simcoe, and Wellington. The original County consisted of the Towns of Orangeville and Shelburne and five townships: Mono, Mulmur, Melancthon, Amaranth, and East Garafraxa. (The Township of East Luther was transferred from Wellington County in 1883.) Because of geography and economy (the upper Grand River watershed), Dufferin and Wellington Counties remain strongly tied in many ways. Organizations with names prefixed with "Upper Grand" and "Grand Valley" are found in both counties.
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Dufferin Board of Trade
An organization dedicated to good business and the economic health of Dufferin County. Provides membership information, a directory of businesses, news and internet resources.
Dufferin Child and Family Services
Exists so that children of Dufferin County will live in a safe, nurturing environment with a permanent family. Includes information on adoption and foster care, other services, volunteer opportunities and contacts.
The county web site which list member municipalities, departments, contact information, financial news and among other links, DIAL, the community information access line.
Dufferin County Museum and Archives
Provides information about exhibitions, map and driving directions, admissions, calendar and education programs.
Headwaters Health Care Centres
Acute care hospitals located in Orangeville and Shelburne, serving Dufferin County and the Town of Caledon. Lists patient information and services.
Humber Springs Trout Club
Features two ponds supported by stocks of rainbow and speckled trout, with casting platforms and lodge.
Wild Rose Farm
Bed and breakfast, artist retreat and organic farm. Includes photo gallery and experiences.
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