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Marmora and Lake, Ontario
—  Township  —
Nickname(s): Upper Canada's First Mining Town
Coordinates: 44°28′57″N 77°40′57″W / 44.4825°N 77.6825°W / 44.4825; -77.6825
Country Canada Flag of Canada.svg
Province Ontario Flag of Ontario.svg
County Hastings
Established 1821
Government
 - Mayor Terry Clemens (Reeve)
 - Governing Body Marmora and Lake Council
Area [1]
 - Total 533.81 km2 (206.1 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 - Total 3,985
 - Density 7.5/km2 (19.4/sq mi)
Postal Code K0K
Area code(s) 613
Website www.marmora.info

Marmora and Lake is a municipality and census subdivision in Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.

According to the 2006 Census, Marmora and Lake has a population of 3,912 permanent residents over an area of 533.75 square kilometres. This is a slight drop from 3,985 recorded in the 2001 census.

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History

The original township of Marmora was named in 1820 for the latin word for marble, while the adjoining Township of Lake was named for Viscount Gerard Lake. The two townships were joined to form a single municipality. The village of Marmora separated from the township and was incorporated as a separate municipality in 1901.

Mining played an important role in the development of the area. Iron mining was particularly important in the area. Other minerals extracted from township mines include copper, lead, silver, gold and lithographic stone. Today, talc and dolomite are mined and processed in the municipality.

In 1998, the township expanded through an amalgamation of the Village of Deloro.

The current municipality was formed in 2001 through an amalgamation of the Village of Marmora and the existing Township of Marmora and Lake.

Government

Marmora and Lake Council as of December 2006:

  • Terry Clemens, Reeve
  • Rita Cimprich, Deputy Reeve
  • Linda Bracken, Councillor
  • Bonnie Danes, Councillor
  • Cathie Jones, Councillor

Provincial and federal representation:

Communities

Tourist attractions

  • The old open pit iron ore mine just east of Marmora is open to the public for viewing.

External links

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