Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WAterloo County, created in 1853 and dissolved in 1973, was the forerunner of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. IT consisted of five townships: Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot, Waterloo, and North Dumfries. THe major population centres were Waterloo, Kitchener (known as Berlin prior to 1916), Preston, Hespeler, Blair, and Doon in Waterloo township; Galt in North Dumfries; Elmira in Woolwich; and New Hamburg in Wilmot. WAterloo County was once one of the most densely wooded sections in North America. OAk trees three to four feet in diameter, maple, beech, elm, ash oak and great pines were common. THe county, located in the northerly edge of the Attiwandaronk or Neutral Indian country was excellent for hunting and fishing.