Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

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Official seal of Cornwall
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-18th century
Incorporated Village 1966
Incorporated Town April 1, 1995
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Minerva McCourt
 • Deputy Mayor Gary Ramsay
 • Councillors Elaine Barnes, Irene Dawson, Jill MacIsaac, Shane McGuigan, Peter Meggs
 • CAO Kevin McCarville
 • Total 28.20 km2 (10.89 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,162
 • 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 & C0A 3H0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 566
NTS Map 011L03

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

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


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).


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

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The town established the Cornwall Business Park in 1997.[2]


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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