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Carleton County
This area of Ontario is covered by Carleton County GenWeb. The information presented below is merely an outline of the county and does not include what is available for genealogical research for this area. For information on genealogical research of this area please visit Carleton County GenWeb.

The county was surveyed in 1819 but was established in 1798 and named for Sir Guy Carleton.

In 1968 the county was 'dissolved' in favour of a new municipality.

"In 1969 the cities of Ottawa, Vanier, and Kanata, the townships of Nepean and Gloucester (now cities), the townships of Osgoode, Rideau, and West Carleton, and the municipal township of Cumberland in the united counties of Prescott and Russell were united to form the regional municipality of Ottawa-Carleton." 5

"Population 31,397 in 1852 and 352,932 in 1966." 3

Carleton County is located in South-Eastern Ontario.

  • 1798-1824 - in Johnstown District
  • 1824-1838 - in Bathurst District
  • 1838-1849 - in Dalhousie District
  • 1969-present - Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton
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    1 Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America 1873
    2 Places In Ontario by Nick & Helma Mika, 1977
    3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984
    5 Place Names of Ontario by Alan Rayburn, 1997

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