Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

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Cornwall
Town
Official seal of Cornwall
Seal
Cornwall, Prince Edward Island is located in Prince Edward Island
Cornwall, Prince Edward Island
Cornwall in Prince Edward Island
Coordinates: 46°13′50″N 63°13′02″W / 46.23068°N 63.21735°W / 46.23068; -63.21735
Country Canada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Queens County
Founded mid-1700s
Incorporated Village 1966
Incorporated Town April 1, 1995
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Glen (Barney) Fullerton
 • Deputy Mayor Corey Frizzell
 • Councillors Marlene Hunt, Minerva McCourt, Peter Meggs , Irene Dawson, Parker Beer
 • CAO Kevin McCarville
Area
 • Total 28.20 km2 (10.89 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,375
 • Density 165.9/km2 (430/sq mi)
 • Change (2006-11) Increase5.8%
 • Dwellings 1,775
Time zone Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code C0A 1H0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 566
NTS Map 011L03
GNBC Code BADWZ
Website http://www.town.cornwall.pe.ca

Cornwall (2011 population: 5,375) is a Canadian suburban town located in Queens County, Prince Edward Island.

The town is located immediately west of the provincial capital Charlottetown and functions as a bedroom community.

History[edit]

The community of Cornwall traces its history to European settlement in the 18th century and was a predominantly farming community until the construction of Route 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, during the early 1960s. Several subdivisions were created near the intersection of the new highway with the Meadowbank Road, along with a small commercial strip.

The present town was incorporated by the provincial government in 1995 through municipal amalgamation which saw the following unincorporated rural communities merged:

The amalgamation did not see any controversies. It was claimed that the name of the community of Cornwall would survive while the others were dissolved. Residents of North River and other communities being subsumed had called for a new community name, as what occurred in the case of Stratford (also amalgamated at the same time).

Education[edit]

The town of Cornwall is home to three English Language School Board[1] schools:

Notable residents[edit]

  • Adam McQuaid, NHL Hockey Player, Stanley Cup Champion 2011
  • Jared Connaughton, Canadian Sprinter, Olympian, 2005 Canada Games gold medalist 100m & 200m

Economy[edit]

The town has recently[when?] established the Cornwall Business Park.

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Coordinates: 46°14′26.34″N 63°12′3.28″W / 46.2406500°N 63.2009111°W / 46.2406500; -63.2009111