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History

Parent County

Prior to the establishment of the county form of local government in 1849-50, Carleton existed only for land location. The area that became Carleton County was considered to be in the Johnstown District of Upper Canada (1798-1822), the Bathurst District (1822-1838), and in the Dalhousie District of Upper Canada/Canada West (1838-1849). Upper Canada became Canada West in 1841.

Boundary Changes

From its inception until 1969 Carleton retained the same boundaries. In that year, Cumberland Township was transferred from Russell County to Carleton County.

Carleton County, itself, has not existed since 2001 when the single-tier City of Ottawa was created from the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Townships

Fitzroy, Torobolton, Huntley, March, Goulbourn, Nepean, Gloucester, Marlborough, North Gower, Osgoode. Cumberland Township added from Russell County in 1969

Incorporated Villages, Towns and Cities

Ottawa, Eastview, Rockliffe, Richmond, Stittsville (only Ottawa remains since 2001--see below)

Recent Municipal Organization

In 1969 Carleton and the City of Ottawa became a Regional Municipality with the name Ottawa-Carleton. A number of the original townships were amalgamated together.

  • Torbolton, Fitzroy and Huntley merged to form West Carleton
  • March and parts of Goulbourn and Nepean merged to become Kanata
  • Marlborough and North Gower merged to becoame Rideau
  • Eastview changed its name to Vanier.

In 2001, in another reorganization, all the townships and towns within the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton joined together as a single-tier local government under the name City of Ottawa.

Neighboring Counties

Renfrew, Lanark, Grenville, Dundas, Russell, and a section of Quebec Province across the Ottawa River

Resources

Biography

At this time, please read about Biographies in the Province of Ontario Resources - Biography.

Cemetery

Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Cemetery Search This database covers the counties of Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew, Prescott and Russell.

Also search the Ontario Genealogical Society Ontario Cemetery Ancestor Index, Ontario Cemetery Finder.

These two databases are similar, but some content is different, so check both sites.

Census Records

At this time, please read about Census Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Census.

Church Records

At this time, please read about Church Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Church Records.

Court Records

At this time, please read about Court Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Court Records.

Directories

At this time, please read about Directories in the Province of Ontario Resources - Directories .

Genealogy

At this time, please read about Genealogies in the Province of Ontario Resources - Genealogy .

Land and Property Records

At this time, please read about Land and Property Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Land and Property .

Local Histories

At this time, please read about Local Histories in the Province of Ontario Resources - History .

Maps

At this time, please read about Maps in the Province of Ontario Resources - Maps .

Military Records

At this time, please read about Military Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Military Records .

Newspapers & Obituaries

At this time, please read about Newspapers and Obituaries in the Province of Ontario Resources - Newspapers .

Probate Records

At this time, please read about Probate Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Probate Records .

Taxation Records

At this time, please read about Taxation Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Taxation .

Vital Records

At this time, please read about Vital Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Vital Records .

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References


 

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