Dundas County, Ontario

Dundas County is a county in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Dundas was created in 1792 by the area's first settlers: German Loyalists who had fought with Sir John Johnson in the American Revolutionary War. The settlers, descendants of the Palatine immigrants to America in 1710, had immigrated to the area eight years earlier.

Dundas was named after Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville. Its original territory had included portions of Carleton County, which became a separate county in 1800. Dundas later united with Stormont and Glengarry to form the regional government United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

Original Townships


Province of Ontario -- A History 1615 to 1927 by Jesse Edgar Middletwon & Fred Landon, copyright 1927, Dominion Publishing Company, Toronto.

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Coordinates: 45°00′N 75°17′W / 45.000°N 75.283°W / 45.000; -75.283

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