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Encyclopedia > Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are located in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. The population, as of the 1991 census, was 96,606. The United Counties have an area of 3,390 sq km (1,309 sq mi). Leeds and Grenville front on the St. Lawrence River and the international boundary between Canada and the United States. The county seat is Brockville. meagain File links The following pages link to this file: Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario Categories: GFDL images ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Brockville (2001 population 21,375, metropolitan population 44,741) is located in the Thousand Islands region on the St. ...

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County Courthouse

William Buell granted the land for construction of the Courthouse. It is set atop a hill rising from the Saint Lawrence River. A broad boulevard extends to the main street. The Brockville Courthouse, one of the oldest in Ontario, was erected in 1842. The original plan had been to build a courthouse in the township of Johnstown but the land there was too swampy for construction. Instead, the Courthouse was built in the township of Elizabethtown. 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


The figure of Justice, a blind-folded woman holding the scales of justice, was carved by master carpenter William Holmes in 1844. This statue was named "Sally Grant" by Paul Glasford, the chair of the building committee, in honour of the woman who posed as the model. It was erected in 1845. However, the statue was damaged by Hurricane Hazel and by 1956, the statue was rotting. The original statue is on display at the Westport museum. A replica carved by Robert Kerr of Smiths Falls was placed atop the Courthouse in 1982. Themis and Eris: Order and Discord In Greek mythology, Hesiod mentions Themis among the six sons and six daughters—of whom Cronos was one—of Gaia and Ouranos, that is, of Earth with Sky. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Hurricane Hazel was the worst hurricane of 1954. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Village of Westport is located at the west end of Upper Rideau Lake, at the head of the navigable Rideau Canal system. ... Smiths Falls (2001 population 9,977) is a town on the Rideau Canal in Ontario, Canada. ... 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British Prime...


Municipalities

The city of Brockville and towns of Gananoque and Prescott are separated from the county administration. Athens, Ontario is a village in southern Ontario, Canada, with a population of 1,000 people. ... Augusta is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada on the Saint Lawrence River in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. ... Edwardsburgh/Cardinal is a township in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville of eastern Ontario. ... Elizabethtown-Kitley is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. ... North Grenville is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville on the Rideau River. ... The Village of Westport is located at the west end of Upper Rideau Lake, at the head of the navigable Rideau Canal system. ... Brockville (2001 population 21,375, metropolitan population 44,741) is located in the Thousand Islands region on the St. ... Gananoque (or Gan as an unofficial short form) is a town in Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario, located at exit 645/648 on Highway 401, ten miles west of the 1000 Islands Bridge and Interstate 81. ... Prescott is a town of approximately 5,000 people on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River, directly across from Ogdensburg, New York. ...


Demographics

  • 97.3% White
  • 1.2% Aboriginal
  • 1.5% other

White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ...

See also


Leeds County is a historic county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Grenville County is a historic county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


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Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (280 words)
They were formed by the administrative union of the historical counties of Leeds and Grenville in 1850.
The Brockville Courthouse, one of the oldest in Ontario, was erected in 1842.
The city of Brockville and towns of Gananoque and Prescott are separated from the county administration.
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