Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

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Cornwall
Town
Entrance to Hyde Park
Entrance to Hyde Park
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
CountryCanada
ProvincePrince Edward Island
CountyQueens County
Foundedmid-18th century
Incorporated Village1966
Incorporated TownApril 1, 1995
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • MayorMinerva McCourt
 • Deputy MayorGary Ramsay
 • CouncillorsElaine Barnes, Irene Dawson, Jill MacIsaac, Shane McGuigan, Peter Meggs
 • CAOKevin McCarville
Area
 • Total28.19 km2 (10.88 sq mi)
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
(2016)
 • Total5,348
 • Density195.7/km2 (507/sq mi)
 • Change (2011-2016)
Increase3.6%
 • Dwellings
2,027
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Canadian Postal code
C0A 1H0 & C0A 3H0
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchange566
NTS Map011L03
GNBC CodeBADWZ
WebsiteCornwall

Cornwall (2011 population: 5,162) is a Canadian town located in Queens County, Prince Edward Island.

The town is located immediately west of the provincial capital Charlottetown.

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 1910s.[citation needed] Several subdivisions were created near the intersection of the new highway with the Meadowbank Road, along with a small commercial strip.[citation needed]

On April 1, 1995, the incorporated communities of Cornwall, Eliot River, and North River amalgamated to form the Town of Cornwall.[1]

The amalgamation did not see any controversies.[citation needed] It was claimed that the name of the community of Cornwall would survive while the others were dissolved.[citation needed] Some residents had called for a new community name, as what occurred in the case of Stratford (also amalgamated at the same time).[citation needed]

Education[edit]

The town of Cornwall is home to three English Language School Board[2] schools:

Notable residents[edit]

Economy[edit]

The town established the Cornwall Business Park in 1997.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status and Names: January 2, 1991 to January 1, 1996" (PDF). Statistics Canada. February 1997. p. 42. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "New School Board".
  3. ^ http://financepei.ca/index.php?number=67681&lang=E

External links[edit]

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