United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, commonly known as Leeds Grenville, is a county in Ontario, Canada, in the Eastern Ontario subregion of Southern Ontario. It fronts on the Saint Lawrence River and the international boundary between Canada and the United States. The county seat is Brockville. The county was formed by the union of the historical counties of Leeds and Grenville in 1850.
|United Counties of Leeds and Grenville|
Location of Leeds and Grenville United Counties
|Formed||1 January 1850|
|• Land||3,350.08 km2 (1,293.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||20.8/km2 (54/sq mi)|
|• Population (census division)||100,546|
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (EDT)|
There are 10 municipalities in Leeds and Grenville (in order of population):
- Municipality of North Grenville (part of Grenville sub-region)
- Township of Rideau Lakes (part of Leeds sub-region)
- Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley (part of Leeds sub-region)
- Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands (part of Leeds sub-region)
- Township of Augusta (part of Grenville sub-region)
- Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal (part of Grenville sub-region)
- Village of Merrickville–Wolford (part of Grenville sub-region)
- Township of Athens (part of Leeds sub-region)
- Township of Front of Yonge (part of Leeds sub-region)
- Village of Westport (part of Leeds sub-region)
- Leeds County
- Bastard (now part of Rideau Lakes)
- Elizabethtown (now part of Elizabethtown-Kitley)
- Front of Escott (now part of Leeds and the Thousand Islands)
- Front of Leeds and Lansdowne (now part of Leeds and the Thousand Islands)
- Front of Yonge (still exists)
- Kitley (now part of Elizabethtown-Kitley)
- North Crosby (now part of Rideau Lakes)
- Rear of Escott (now part of Athens)
- Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne (now part of Leeds and the Thousand Islands)
- Rear of Yonge (now part of Athens)
- South Burgess (now part of Rideau Lakes)
- South Crosby (now part of Rideau Lakes)
- South Elmsley (now part of Rideau Lakes)
- Grenville County
- Augusta (still exists)
- Edwardsburgh (still exists as part of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal)
- Oxford (now part of North Grenville)
- South Gower (now part of North Grenville)
- Smiths Falls (south end of town, while most of Smiths Falls is located in Lanark County)
- Wolford (still exists as part of Merrickville-Wolford)
The figures below are for the Leeds and Grenville census division, which combines the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville with Brockville, Gananoque and Prescott.
|Canada census – United Counties of Leeds and Grenville community profile|
|Population:||100,546 (+1.2% from 2011)||99,306 (0.1% from 2006)||99,206 (2.7% from 2001)|
|Land area:||3,382.89 km2 (1,306.14 sq mi)||3,383.92 km2 (1,306.54 sq mi)||3,350.18 km2 (1,293.51 sq mi)|
|Population density:||29.7/km2 (77/sq mi)||29.3/km2 (76/sq mi)||29.6/km2 (77/sq mi)|
|Median age:||49.3 (M: 48.4, F: 50.2)||46.7 (M: 45.8, F: 47.4)||43.6 (M: 42.8, F: 44.3)|
|Total private dwellings:||48.226||45,938||45,822|
|Median household income:|
|References: 2016 2011 2006 earlier|
- Population in 2001: 96,606
- Population in 1996: 96,284
William Buell granted the land for construction of the Courthouse. It is set atop a hill rising from the Saint Lawrence River. A broad boulevard extends to the main street. The Brockville Courthouse, one of the oldest in Ontario, was erected in 1842. The original plan had been to build a courthouse in the township of Johnstown but the land there was too swampy for construction. Instead, the Courthouse was built in the township of Elizabethtown.
The figure of Justice, a blind-folded woman holding the scales of justice, was carved by master carpenter William Holmes in 1844. This statue was named "Sally Grant" by Paul Glasford, the chair of the building committee, in honour of the woman who posed as the model. It was erected in 1845. However, the statue was damaged by Hurricane Hazel and by 1956, the statue was rotting. The original statue is on display at the Westport museum. A replica carved by Robert Kerr of Smiths Falls was placed atop the Courthouse in 1982.
- "Leeds and Grenville United counties census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017.
- "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
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