The Horton district in the North-West of Tasmania existed from 1841 to 1890. In 1841 the District of Launceston, comprising the North of Van Diemen's Land, was split into Launceston and Horton. In 1856 the Horton district was split into Emu Bay and Horton. In 1890 Horton was split into Stanley and Montagu and ceased to exist as a district in its own right.1 This forum topic is to discuss the origin of the district name, and any associated interests. There is a description of the Horton District in 1858 on the Mary Ann Briscoe and Thomas Carroll page.
- 1. AOT Registration District History