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Western District was one of four districts of Upper Canada. Created as Hesse District in 1788, it was renamed Western District in 1792, and was abolished in 1849. The district originally consisted of that part of Upper Canada west of a line running north from Long Point on Lake Eriemarker, in the region now referred to as Southwestern Ontario. The district town was Sandwich, later renamed Windsormarker.

In 1798, the district was reorganized to consist of the counties of: At the same time, parts of the district were separated to create a new London District.

In 1847, legislation was initiated to create a new Kent District; however, facilities at the designated district town of Chathammarker needed to be built. The creation of the new district was not completed.

In 1849, the district was replaced by the United Counties of Essex and Kent.

See also


  • Armstrong, Frederick H. Handbook of Upper Canadian Chronology. Toronto : Dundurn Press, 1985. ISBN 0-919670-92-X

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