Ameliasburgh Township

(Geographic Township)
Currently Exists
Former Names (no longer used): Seventh Town (1785-?)

LOCATION:
Historic (Geographic) Location*: Ameliasburgh Township, Prince Edward County
Current (Municipal) Location: County of Prince Edward

Surveyed in 1785 and named Seventh Town, it was one of Prince Edward Counties first three townships. The first settler was John Weese and the land he settled upon was still in the Weese family in the 1980's. The majority of early settlers were United Empire Loyalists. Until 1823 areas of this township were parts of the townships of Hillier and Hallowell.

Named for King George III's daughter Princess Amelia

Source(s) of Information:
Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names. Gazetteer of Canada: Ontario. Ottawa, Committee by Surveys and Mapping Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, 1974. 9780660510002
Mika, Nick & Helma. Places In Ontario: Volume I: A-E. Belleville, Mika Publishing Company, 1977. 0-919303-14-5


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