Eastern District (Upper Canada)

Eastern District, Upper Canada

Eastern District was one of four districts of Upper Canada created in 1788. It comprised the St. Lawrence-Quebec border area, now eastern Ontario. It was originally named Lunenburg District, likely for the Brunswick-Lüneburg, but was renamed in 1792. It was abolished in 1849.

The district was originally bounded to the west by a line running north from the mouth of the Gananoque River and to the east by Lower Canada. The district town was New Johnstown, later renamed Cornwall. In 1798, the district was reorganized to consist of the counties of:

At the same timer, the counties of:

were separated from this district to form the Johnstown District.

In 1816, Ottawa District was created by splitting off the counties of Prescott and Russell from this district.

In 1849, the district was replaced by the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

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