North Frontenac, Ontario

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North Frontenac
Township (lower-tier)
Township of North Frontenac
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 Ron Higgins
 • 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.

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

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]

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 km2) 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.

Canada census – North Frontenac, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 1842 (-3.3% from 2006) 1904 (5.7% from 2001)
Land area: 1,164.73 km2 (449.70 sq mi) 1,135.75 km2 (438.52 sq mi)
Population density: 1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi) 1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Median age: 54.9 (M: 53.5, F: 55.9)
Total private dwellings: 2823 3107
Median household income: $37,035
References: 2011[2] 2006[3] earlier[4]

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[edit]

  • 1998 - 2003: STAN JOHNSON
  • 2003 - 2010: RON MAGUIRE
  • 2010 - 2014: BUD CLAYTON
  • 2015 -  : RON HIGGINS

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

Reeves of the Former Township of Barrie[edit]

  • 1873 - 1873: T. TAPPING
  • 1874 - 1874: D. KENYON
  • 1875 - 1875: 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 and now exists as Ward 1 of The Township of North Frontenac.

Reeves of the Former Township of Clarendon and Miller[edit]

  • 1865 - 1882: B. WATKINS. Bram Watkins was one of the first settlers in Clarendon.[7]
  • 1883 - 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, a now exists as Ward 2 of The Township of North Frontenac.

Reeves of the Former Township of Palmerston, North and South Canonto[edit]

  • 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, andnow 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. 
  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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