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Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
—  County  —
Location of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Established 1850
County seat Cornwall
Municipalities
Area [1]
 - Land 3,306.86 km2 (1,276.79 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 110,399
 - Density 33.4/km2 (86.5/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website www.sdg.on.ca

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties is a county and census division in Ontario, Canada. The county seat is Cornwall.

The county borders with Quebec to the east and New York to the south; the only census division in Ontario to border both Quebec and the United States.

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry had a total population of 110,399 in the Canada 2006 Census.[1]

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History

The county comprises six of the original eight Royal Townships of Upper Canada: Lancaster, Charlottenburgh, Cornwall, Osnabruck, Willamsburgh and Matilda. These six townships were divided into 12 a few years after their creation. Each set of four townships became one of three separate counties: Lancaster, Charlottenburgh, Kenyon and Lochiel became Glengarry County, Cornwall, Osnabruck, Finch and Roxborough became Stormont County, and Williamsburgh, Matilda, Winchester and Mountain became Dundas County. The three counties were later united to form the current county.

The townships of Cornwall, Osnabruck, Williamsburgh and Matilda were impacted by the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1958, when construction plans required the flooding of a number of communities along the shore of the St. Lawrence River. Ten communities in Cornwall and Osnabruck, known collectively as The Lost Villages, were abandoned and completely flooded, while one community each in Williamsburgh and Matilda were relocated to higher ground.

The 12 townships were amalgamated back into six, although along different boundaries from the original Royal Townships, in 1998.

Municipalities

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City

Townships

Indian reserve

Politics

Dennis Fife, the mayor of North Stormont, currently also serves as the county warden.

Most of the county, with the exception of North Glengarry, constitutes the federal and provincial electoral district of Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry. North Glengarry is part of the electoral district of Glengarry—Prescott—Russell. Both districts are currently represented by Conservative MPs federally (Guy Lauzon and Pierre Lemieux), and by Liberal MPPs provincially (Jim Brownell and Jean-Marc Lalonde).

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Community highlights for Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry". http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CD&Code1=3501&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=Stormont,%20Dundas%20and%20Glengarry&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=35&B1=All&Custom=. Retrieved 2007-12-28.  

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