Wilcox Lake

Local nameWilcox Lake
LocationRichmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Lake Wilcox is a kettle lake in the Oak Ridges neighbourhood of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. The lake measures 1.5 kilometers across and covers 55.6 hectares or 0.55 square kilometres, making it the largest kettle lake on the Oak Ridges Moraine. Lake Wilcox, Lake St. George and their associated wetlands form a "provincially significant wetland".The lake is named after William Willcocks, who was a merchant and became mayor of Cork, Ireland in 1793. Willcocks and his family moved to Upper Canada, where his cousin Peter Russell became interim administrator after the departure of John Graves Simcoe in 1796. Willcocks "was an active land speculator" who acquired significant holdings in Upper Canada, including 800 acres surrounding the lake. The name of the lake was originally Lake Willcocks, but it was corrupted over time to its present spelling.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilcox_Lake

Address Richmond Hill L4E, Canada

Coordinates 43°56'56.548" N -79°26'9.702" E

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