Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
former town, now incorporated into (and administrative centre of) the regional municipality of Norfolk county, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It lies along the Lynn River, 5 miles (8 km) north of Lake Erie. Settled before 1780 and named after John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, the town is a tobacco-curing and food-processing centre. Manufactures include tin cans, textiles, lumber, nylon and woolen fabrics, gloves, boilers, and dairy and other food products. Simcoe, 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Hamilton, occupies a picturesque site on the river, with several parks and a waterfowl sanctuary. Inc. 1878. Pop. (2006) Norfolk county, 62,563.