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The Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada purchased the land located between Etobicoke Creek and Burlington Bay in 1805 from the Mississaugas, and this purchase is known today as the Mississauga Purchase.
In 1806 the land was divided into 200 acre lots and settled by predominantly Scottish, Irish and English immigrants.
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The town's history begins as the home of the Mississauga First Nation, who farmed around the area of Sixteen Mile Creek. was surveyed as a military road by Lieutenant John Graves Simcoe.
At this time many United Empire Loyalists were immigrating to Canada after the American Revolution, thus creating a great demand for land.
Another point of interesting Oakville history comes between 18 when the Underground Railroad secretly transported thousands of fugitive slaves across the Canadian border from America.