Georgina was named in honor of King George III by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe in the late 1790s. The earliest land grants were to retired military officers and veterans of the War of 1812 and the Napoleonic Wars, followed by wealthy merchants and English landholders. Early homesteads were therefore similar to British estates. Over the years, Georgina developed into a playground for nearby city dwellers who came to vacation at Lake Simcoe, and a source of inspiration to writers like Stephen Leacock, Mazo de la Roche, Peter Gzowski, and Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Town of Georgina

Georgina, Ontario Area Map