Carleton County

(Geographic County)
See: Ottawa-Carleton (Regional Municipality)
Former Location**: Johnstown District (1800-1824); Bathurst District (1824-1838); Dalhousie District (1838-1849)

LOCATION:Ontario (Province of)

Established 1800 from Dundas County and Grenville County; Named for Sir Guy Carleton, Lord Dorchester; Became the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton in 1968

The Townships of Nepean, with the tract of land to be hereafter laid out into townships, between Nepean and a line drawn north sixteen degrees west from the north-west angle of the township of Crosby, until it intersects the Ottawa River, with such of the islands in the said river as are wholly, or in greater part opposite thereto, shall constitute and form the county of Carleton.

1821: Carleton County consisted of Bathurst Township, Beckwith Township, Dalhousie Township, Drummond Township, Goulbourn Township, Huntley Township, Lanark Township, March Township, Ramsay Township, Sherbrooke North Township, Sherbrooke South Township.

1824: Carleton County consisted of Fitzroy Township, Goulbourn Township, Huntley Township, March Township, Nepean Township, Pakenham Township, Torbolton Township, and the islands in the Ottawa River.

1838: Carleton County consisted of Fitzroy Township, Gloucester Township, Goulbourn Township, Huntley Township, March Township, Marlborough Township, Nepean Township, North Gower Township, Osgoode Township, Torbolton Township, and the islands in the Ottawa River.

Genealogical Resources
Cemeteries
Census
Carleton County GenWeb

Source(s) of Information:
Hillman, Thomas A. A Statutory Chronology of Ontario Counties and Municipalities. Langdale Press, 1988.


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