The Township of Amaranth (incorporated in 1852) was originally part of Wellington County and is named for the amaranth plant, which grows abundantly on its land. It is occupied by a diversity of landscape features, rivers, wetlands, and wildlife. Hamlets, like Laurel and Waldemar are nestled amongst a strong and vibrant agricultural community.
In January 1881, the Township of Amaranth along with five other townships and two villages annexed to form Dufferin County.
Council, 2022-2026 - County Representatives
- Mayor Chris Gerrits
- Deputy Mayor Gail Little