The most southerly part of Ontario, and of Canada, the county is bordered on the north by Lake St. Clair, on the west by The Detroit River and along the south by Lake Erie. The neighbouring county, Kent, is to the East. Parts of Essex County lie farther south than Northern California. There is a locality near Kingsville which is called New California. This part of Essex County also contains Canada's Lake Erie islands, the largest of which is Pelee. The county's industry is largely agricultural and is known for some of Canada's finest field and greenhouse produce. The major urban centre is Windsor, home to a large segment of Canada's auto industry. Windsor is situated across the river from Detroit, Michigan.

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The Corporation of the County of Essex
Official site of Canada's southernmost county also known as The Sunparlor of Canada. Government links and information about geography with maps, tourism, business climate and economic development, agriculture and county history.
Essex County GenWeb
Historical and genealogy information for Essex County and its communities'. Links to county archives, local museums, genealogy resources, past census results and local cemetery records.
Essex County Library
Information about the library and its branches. Includes hours of operation, locations, special resources, news digital archives of local historical and genealogical information and catalogue materials.
Essex County Wineries
Showcasing the wineries of Essex County plus restaurant information, event listings and travel information.
Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA)
The authority governing conservation and environmental issues in Essex County. Lists conservation areas and parks with events, environmental services and flood advisory reports, among other services.
Hockey Training Centre
Offers camps, classes and resources for player skills development, training techniques, stickhandling skills, skating services and evaluations.
Welcome to Windsor-Essex County
Includes region economic and development information which describes the market, research and development, industries, real estate availability, commercial development, small business data and contact information.
Windsor and Essex County Crime Stoppers
Provides history, crime of the week and statistics.
Windsor Modular Railroad Club
Information about HO scale model railroading in Windsor and Essex county.
Information source of the Windsor and Essex County Smart Community, with directories of services, recreation and businesses, along with current events and news.
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