Simcoe

Simcoe

[sim-koh]
noun
1.
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada.
2.
a lake in S Ontario, Canada, N of Toronto: part of the Trent Canal system. 287 sq. mi. (743 sq. km).
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To simcoe
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

simcoe

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.

Learn more about Simcoe with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;