The town was named after the Earl of Chatham, William Pitt (the Elder).It was built as a naval dockyard, a characteristic shared by Chatham, Kent, England.The Lower Thames River runs through Chatham–Kent to Lake St.
Chatham-Kent (2011 population 103,671) is a single-tier municipality in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
Mostly rural, its population centres are Chatham, Wallaceburg, Tilbury, Blenheim, Ridgetown, Wheatley and Dresden.
As a result, Chatham-Kent is now part of the African-Canadian Heritage Tour.
Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site is a museum of the Dawn Settlement, established in 1841 by Josiah Henson near Dresden as refuge for the many slaves who escaped to Canada from the United States.
The county also had separate police departments until 1998.