North Frontenac, Ontario

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North Frontenac
Township
Plevna
Plevna
North Frontenac is located in Southern Ontario
North Frontenac
North Frontenac
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 44°57′N 76°54′W / 44.950°N 76.900°W / 44.950; -76.900Coordinates: 44°57′N 76°54′W / 44.950°N 76.900°W / 44.950; -76.900
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Frontenac
Incorporated 1998
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Bud Clayton
 • Federal riding Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington
 • Prov. riding Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington
Area[1]
 • Land 1,164.73 km2 (449.70 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,842
 • Density 1.6/km2 (4/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code K0H
Area code(s) 613, 343
Website www.northfrontenac.com

North Frontenac is a township in Frontenac County in eastern Ontario, Canada.

North Frontenac was created in 1998 by the amalgamation of three municipalities: the Township of Barrie, the Township of Clarendon and Miller, and the Township of Palmerston, North and South Canonto.

North Frontenac is in the heart of eastern Ontario's cottage country. Cottages and campsites dot the shores of the Township's many clean lakes. Located entirely on the Canadian Shield, the landscape can often be rough and unpredictable, but at the same time provides scenic vistas. Residents, both permanent and seasonal, enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities.

In the summer, many people spend their time on the large network of trails, hiking, hunting, and off-roading with ATVs. Equally popular are water activities like swimming, boating, fishing, water-skiing, tubing, canoeing, and kayaking.

The winter season is also enjoyed by residents, and significant snowfall blankets the landscape. Residents commonly enjoy snowmobiling and snowshoeing the large expanse of trails, and continue to fish through the ice; the frozen lakes are scattered with fishing huts. In all, the vast expanse of natural setting that exists in North Frontenac, with a seemingly endless array of scenery to take in, is beautiful and unique during all of the four seasons.

The Township of North Frontenac is a 1,164.73 square km lower-tier municipality, part of Frontenac County, and home to over 1,842 permanent residents. In addition, there are an estimated 5,000 seasonal residents. The low density of the population (1.7 people per sq km) makes for the preservation of a scenic landscape. North Frontenac is set in the heart of eastern Ontario's cottage country. For these reasons it is one of the best destinations for outdoor activities and relaxing living in southeastern Ontario.

Communities[edit]

The township includes the communities of Ardoch, Beatty, Beech Corners, Canonto, Coxvale, Donaldson, Fernleigh, Harlowe, Mississippi Station, Myers Cave, Ompah, Plevna, Robertsville, Snow Road Station and Wilbur.

Old store sign in Ompah

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census:[5]

  • Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 868 (total dwellings: 3107)
  • Mother tongue:
    • English as first language: 95.3%
    • French as first language: 0.5%
    • English and French as first language: 0%
    • Other as first language: 4.2%

Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 1842
  • Population in 2006: 1904
  • Population in 2001: 1801
  • Population in 1996:
    • Barrie (township): 822
    • Clarendon and Miller (township): 545
    • Palmerston and North and South Canonto (township): 406
  • Population in 1991:
    • Barrie (township): 728
    • Clarendon and Miller (township): 473
    • Palmerston and North and South Canonto (township): 393

Mayors and Reeves[edit]

Mayors of the Township of North Frontenac

1998 - 2003: STAN JOHNSON
2003 - 2010: RON MAGUIRE
2010 - 2014: BUD CLAYTON

  • See below for the reeves of the pre-amalgamated townships of North Frontenac.

Reeves of the Former Township of Barrie

1873 - 1973: T. TAPPING
1874 - 1974: D. KENYON
1875 - 1975: D. KENYON
1876 - 1878: T. TAPPING
1879 - 1881: R. SCOTT
1882 - 1882: T. TAPPING
1883 - 1883: R. TAPPING
1884 - 1886: A. WICKWARE
1887 - 1887: Wm. DEMPSEY
1888 - 1893: T. TAPPING
1894 - 1894: G. DELINE
1895 - 1895: G. DELINE
1896 - 1896: Wm. SALMOND
1897 - 1897: G. DELINE
1898 - 1898: J. MITCHELL
1899 - 1899: J. MITCHELL
1900 - 1900: G. DELINE / Wm. SALMOND
1901 - 1904: Wm. SALMOND
1905 - 1905: G. DELINE
1906 - 1906: G. DELINE
1907 - 1909: C. MACGREGOR
1910 - 1913: Wm. SALMOND
1914 - 1917: J. GRAY
1918 - 1926: C. MACGREGOR
1927 - 1933: S. WHEELER
1934 - 1942: H. LEVERE
1943 - 1951: A. MACGREGOR
1952 - 1952: A. HILLIER
1953 - 1957: J. HEAD
1958 - 1966: J. HILL
1967 - 1988: T. NEAL
1989 - 1990: W. VAN KEMPEN
1991 - 1997: T. NEAL

  • Amalgamated in 1998.
  • Now exists as Ward 1 of The Township of North Frontenac

Reeves of the Former Township of Clarendon and Miller

1865 - 1882: B. WATKINS. Bram Watkins was one of the first settlers in Clarendon.[7]
1893 - 1885: J. HOWELL
1886 - 1891: J. HOWELL
1892 - 1892: B. WATKINS
1893 - 1896: A. MONROE
1897 - 1900: J.F. CARD
1901 - 1901: B. WATKINS
1902 - 1904: J. MCDONALD
1905 - 1905: S.S. BARTON
1906 - 1906: J. MCDONALD
1907 - 1907: J. MCDONALD
1908 - 1912: J.D. GODKIN
1913 - 1913: J.F. CARD
1914 - 1914: J.F. CARD
1915 - 1919: P.J. WENSLEY
1920 - 1922: T. ARMSTRONG
1923 - 1928: J. FLAKE
1929 - 1931: J. BROUSE
1932 - 1934: J. FLAKE
1935 - 1951: L. KRING
1952 - 1954: C. ARMSTRONG
1955 - 1955: L. KRING
1956 - 1956: G. KRING
1957 - 1957: C. ARMSTRONG
1958 - 1974: G. KRING
1975 - 1984: WM. FLIELER
1985 - 1997: S. JOHNSTON

  • Amalgamated in 1998.
  • Now exists as Ward 2 of The Township of North Frontenac

Reeves of the Former Township of Palmerston, North and South Canonto

1896 - 1901: J. MCKENZIE
1902 - 1902: P. WHITE
1903 - 1903: J. MOORE
1904 - 1904: R. WOOD
1905 - 1905: WM. MILLAR
1906 - 1908: D. WOOD
1909 - 1909: WM. DONALDSON
1910 - 1910: D. WOOD
1911 - 1915: WM. DONALDSON
1916 - 1924: D. GEMMILL
1925 - 1932: S.J. SHANKS
1933 - 1949: A.C. RHODES
1950 - 1952: W.B. CAMERON
1953 - 1972: A. TROMBLEY
1973 - 1976: R. RYDER
1977 - 1988: B. SPROULE
1989 - 1991: B. CARNELL
1992 - 1997: B. SPROULE

  • Amalgamated in 1998.
  • Now exists as Ward 3 of The Township of North Frontenac

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "North Frontenac census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  2. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada 2006 Census - North Frontenac community profile
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  7. ^ Armstrong, C.A. (1976). Away Back in Clarendon and Miller. Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House. p. 104. ISBN 1-894263-97-9. 

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