Scott Township, Ontario

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Scott, Ontario is a geographic township and former municipality located in what was Ontario County (now Durham Region), Ontario, Canada.[1][2] It is now part of the Township of Uxbridge.[3]

The Township was surveyed in 1807 as part of what was then York County. It was named for Thomas Scott (1746–1824), an Attorney-General and Chief Justice for Upper Canada. Scott Township was incorporated in 1850 and became part of the newly formed Ontario County in 1852. A Township hall was built in 1860.[citation needed]

Scott Township was amalgamated with the Town and Township of Uxbridge to form an expanded Township of Uxbridge upon the creation of the Regional Municipality of Durham in 1974.

Communities in the former territory of Scott include Leaskdale, Sandford, Udora and Zephyr.

Leaskdale Manse, the former home of L. M. Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables is located in the Township at Leaskdale. Montgomery lived in the area from 1911 to 1926, and wrote several books during that time. The Manse was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1996.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Scott". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Township of Scott" (JPG). Canadian County Atlas Project. McGill University. 2001. Retrieved 2014-04-20.  (historic map)
  3. ^ Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #6 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 2006. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  4. ^ Leaskdale Manse, Directory of Designations of National Historic Significance of Canada
  5. ^ Leaskdale Manse. Canadian Register of Historic Places.

Coordinates: 44°11′19″N 79°13′46″W / 44.18861°N 79.22944°W / 44.18861; -79.22944