Gore District was considered one of the richest, best settled and highly culivated area in Canada West. The majority of settlers were English, Scottish and Irish but there were some Canadians, Americans, and a small population of Germans. In 1841 the population was 31,507.
Huron District (1838-1849)
Located in South-Western Ontario, Huron District was established in 1838 and comprised of Huron County.
In 1827 the land was purchased by the Canada Company and the Huron Tract was created. This was unusual as most of Ontario was settled as the Crown gave away land grants. In this case the Canada Company sold the land in the Huron Tract to settlers.
Most of the early settlers were from England, Scotland and Ireland.