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Prescott County was established in 1800 from Glengarry County. It was named for Canada's Governor-in-Chief, Lieutenant-General Robert Prescott.
"Although close to Ottawa the county was slow in settlement"2 mostly due to lack of a main road. In the 1850's French Canadian's began settling in the county.
"Population 10,487 in 1852 and 52,201 in 1980."3
Prior to 1800 - Glengarry County
1800-1816 - part of Eastern District
1816-1849 - part of Ottawa District
1822-present - part of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell
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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