Madoc, Ontario


Madoc, Ontario
Madoc
—  Township  —
Municipal office
Madoc is located in Ontario
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
County Hastings
Settled Early 19th century
Incorporated 1850
Government
 - Type Township
 - Reeve Robert Sager
 - Federal riding Prince Edward—Hastings
 - Prov. riding Prince Edward—Hastings
Area[1]
 - Land 269.98 km2 (104.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 2,069
 - Density 7.7/km2 (19.9/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code K0K 1Y0
Area code(s) 613 and 343
Website www.madoc.ca

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

The township was named after legendary Welsh prince Madoc ap Owain Gwynedd, credited by some with discovering North America in 1170.

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Communities

The township comprises the communities of Allen, Bannockburn, Cooper, Eldorado, Fox Corners, Hazzards Corners, Keller Bridge and Rimington.

Bannockburn
Eldorado

History

Mills and ironworks gave initial stimulus to the community of Madoc. Following the discovery of gold-bearing quartz in 1866, the community prospered as an industrial centre. [2] Eldorado was the site of Ontario's first gold rush in August 1866. People soon came from all over North America to this area.[3]

Demographics

According to the Canada 2006 Census:[1]

  • Population: 2,069
  • % Change (2001 – 2006): 1.2
  • Area (km².): 269.98
  • Density (persons per km².): 7.7
  • Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 777 (total dwellings: 835)
  • 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:[4]

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

References

  1. ^ a b c Statistics Canada 2006 Census - Madoc community profile
  2. ^ http://www.heritagefdn.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_5648_1.html Ontario Heritage Trust Founding of Madoc
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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