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Leeds and Grenville
—  United counties  —
The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Location of Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Formed 1850
County seat Brockville
Municipalities
Area [1]
 - Land 3,350.18 km2 (1,293.51 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 99,206
 - Density 29.6/km2 (76.7/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website www.leedsandgrenville.ca/

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are located Ontario, Canada. The population, as of the 2006 census, was 99,206. The United Counties have a land area of 1,293.51 square miles (3,350.18 km2).[1] Leeds and Grenville are located in the subregion of Southern Ontario named Eastern Ontario, and front on the St. Lawrence River and the international boundary between Canada and the United States. The county seat is Brockville.

They were formed by the administrative union of the historical counties of Leeds and Grenville in 1850.

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County Courthouse

William Buell granted the land for construction of the Courthouse. It is set atop a hill rising from the Saint Lawrence River. A broad boulevard extends to the main street. The Brockville Courthouse, one of the oldest in Ontario, was erected in 1842. The original plan had been to build a courthouse in the township of Johnstown but the land there was too swampy for construction. Instead, the Courthouse was built in the township of Elizabethtown.

The figure of Justice, a blind-folded woman holding the scales of justice, was carved by master carpenter William Holmes in 1844. This statue was named "Sally Grant" by Paul Glasford, the chair of the building committee, in honour of the woman who posed as the model. It was erected in 1845. However, the statue was damaged by Hurricane Hazel and by 1956, the statue was rotting. The original statue is on display at the Westport museum. A replica carved by Robert Kerr of Smiths Falls was placed atop the Courthouse in 1982.

Municipalities

The city of Brockville and towns of Gananoque and Prescott are separated from the county administration, but remain part of the county for census purposes.

Demographics

  • 97.3% White
  • 1.2% Aboriginal
  • 1.5% other

External links

Local Media

References

  1. ^ a b c "Community highlights for Leeds and Grenville". 2006. http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CD&Code1=3507&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=Leeds%20and%20Grenville&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=35&B1=All&Custom=. Retrieved 2007-12-28.  
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