Haldimand County was first occupied over 10,000 years ago by native people. More recently, the area was settled by Joseph Brant, leader of the a band of Iroquois who fought with the British against the United States during the war of 1812.

Each of Haldimand's main centres has a fascinating story to tell. Haldimand is split up into six major towns or villages: Caledonia, Hagersville, Selkirk, Jarvis, Dunnville and Cayuga. Each one played a roll in the development of the area around the grand river known as Haldimand. An area so prized by Joseph Brant that he would pick Haldimand over any other piece of land in Canada as his reward for fighting against the United States!

Select one of the six major centres from the menu bar above or click the "next" button below and join us on our journey through Haldimand County to discover for yourself how exciting the history of this small rural county truly is.

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