Fenelon Township

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Fenelon Township within former Victoria County

The Township of Fenelon was a municipality located in the centre of the former Victoria County, now the city of Kawartha Lakes, in the Canadian province of Ontario. The township was named after François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon (missionary) (1641-79) who was a missionary in New France, establishing a mission on the Bay of Quinte.[1]

The community of Cambray within the township, was named after Cambrai in France, where François Fénelon (1651–1715), younger brother of the missionary, was archbishop. [2]


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  1. ^ Rayburn, Alan. Place Names in Ontario. University of Toronto Press. p. 118. 
  2. ^ Ibid. p. 52

Coordinates: 44°28′N 78°47′W / 44.467°N 78.783°W / 44.467; -78.783