Head, Clara and Maria

Head, Clara and Maria
Head, Clara and Maria
—  Township  —
United Townships of Head, Clara and Maria
Highway 17 and Ottawa River at Deux-Rivières
Head, Clara and Maria is located in Ontario
Head, Clara and Maria
Coordinates: 46°10′N 78°00′W / 46.167°N 78°W / 46.167; -78Coordinates: 46°10′N 78°00′W / 46.167°N 78°W / 46.167; -78
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Renfrew
 – Type Township
 – Reeve Tammy Lea Stewart
 – Governing Body Head, Clara and Maria Township Council
 – Total 727.96 km2 (281.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 – Total 228
 – Density 0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span K0J
Area code(s) 613
Website Official website

Head, Clara and Maria is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the County of Renfrew on the Ottawa River. It is on the northern edge of Algonquin Park.

Virtually all the communities and activities are along Highway 17, the rest of the township is mostly wilderness.



The township of Head was named in honour of Sir Edmund Walker Head, 8th Baronet who served as Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick 1847-1854 and Governor-General of Canada 1854-1861. The township of Maria was named in honour of his wife, Lady Anna Maria Head (Nee Yorke) (1808-1890). [1]


The township includes the communities of Bissett Creek, Deux-Rivières,Mackey and Stonecliffe. The municipal offices are located in Stonecliffe.

Deux-Rivières has seasonal ferry access to the province of Quebec, which is often used by people coming from eastern Ontario and Quebec. Deux-Rivières is home to Antlers King Fisher Lodge, and Deux-Rivières Hotel


According to the Canada 2006 Census:

  • Population: 228
  • % Change (2001-2006): 0.0
  • Dwellings: 279
  • Area (km².): 727.96
  • Density (persons per km².): 0.3

Notable citizens from Pembroke

Michael James Heney, a railroad contractor of international renown, best known for his work on the first two railroads built in Alaska, the White Pass and Yukon Route and the Copper River and Northwestern Railway, was born in Stonecliffe.

External links


  1. ^ Morgan, Henry James Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada : (Toronto, 1903) [1]

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