THE NAMES IN OUR COUNTY
LANARK — this name probably came from Scotland. Undoubtedly given it by families whose place of origin was Scotland.
AMHERST —according to legend named for Amherst in Nova Scotia, reputedly the native place of an early settler by the name of Urline.
STOCKTON - to quote Malcolm Rosholt in ‘Our
County, Our Story” the derivation of the name Stockton is uncertain. Several men
in American History bear this name, one of who signed the Declaration of
Independence. Sherman believes it was named after Commodore Stockton, presumably
Robert F. Stockton an American Naval Officer before the Civil War. It is more
likely that the township was named after the city in Durham County, England.
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