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Madoc is a township in Hastings County in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

Madoc
Township of Madoc
Municipal office
Municipal office
Madoc is located in Southern Ontario
Madoc
Madoc
Coordinates: 44°35′N 77°31′W / 44.583°N 77.517°W / 44.583; -77.517Coordinates: 44°35′N 77°31′W / 44.583°N 77.517°W / 44.583; -77.517
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyHastings
SettledEarly 19th century
Incorporated1850
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • ReeveLoyde Blackburn
 • Federal ridingPrince Edward—Hastings
 • Prov. ridingPrince Edward—Hastings
Area
 • Land277.97 km2 (107.32 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total2,197
 • Density7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
K0K 1Y0
Area code(s)613 and 343
Websitewww.madoc.ca

The township was named after legendary Welsh prince Madoc ap Owain Gwynedd, credited by some with discovering North America in 1170. There exists an alternative explanation, for which no evidence exists, that the name comes from a small Welsh village, Llanmadoc on the Gower Peninsula of Wales, not far from the city of Swansea.

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CommunitiesEdit

The township of Madoc comprises a number of villages and hamlets, including the following communities such as Allen, Bannockburn, Cooper, Eldorado, Fox Corners, Hazzards Corners, Keller Bridge, Rimington; Empey

HistoryEdit

Mills and ironworks gave initial stimulus to the community of Madoc. Following the discovery of gold-bearing quartz in 1866,[2] the community prospered as an industrial centre.[3] Eldorado, 6 miles north of Madoc, was the site of Ontario's first gold rush on 18 August 1866 by Marcus Powell and William Berryman (or Nicholas Snider). The opened up a limestone cave 12 feet long, 6 feet wide and 6 feet high. The resultant mine was named the Richardson Mine, after John Richardson, owner of the farm where it was located. People soon came from all over North America to this area.[4]

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Madoc, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 2197 (6.2% from 2006) 2069 (1.2% from 2001)
Land area: 277.97 km2 (107.32 sq mi) 269.98 km2 (104.24 sq mi)
Population density: 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi) 7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Median age: 43.8 (M: 44.4, F: 43.3)
Total private dwellings: 894 835
Median household income: $51,826
References: 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 92.0%
  • French as first language: 1.0%
  • English and French as first language: 0.5%
  • Other as first language: 6.5%

Population trend:[8]

  • Population in 2011: 2197
  • Population in 2006: 2069
  • Population in 2001: 2044
  • Population in 1996: 2031
  • Population in 1991: 1869

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Madoc census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  2. ^ Pain, S.A. (1960). Three Miles of Gold. Toronto: The Ryerson Press. p. 7.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2011-03-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Ontario Heritage Trust Founding of Madoc
  4. ^ Barnes, Michael (1995). Gold in Ontario. Erin: The Boston Mills Press. pp. 13–15. ISBN 155046146X.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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