is an historic county
in the Canadian
province of Ontario
Dundas was created in 1792. It was named after Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville. The original territory of Dundas included portions of Carleton County, which became a separate county in 1800. On June 20, 1784 the first settlers arrived. These settlers were German Loyalists who had fought with Sir John Johnson in the American Revolutionary War. These Loyalists were descendants of the Palatine immigrants to America in 1710.
Dundas later merged with Stormont and Glengarry to form the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
- Matilda (Area ), was first settled in 1784 by German Loyalists. The Township was formally organized in 1787. The Township was named in honour of the Princess Royal, Charlotte Augusta Matilda, who married the King of Württemberg in 1797. During the War of 1812 a fort was located at Point Iroquois. Community centres: Iroquois, Irena, Dundela, Glen Stewart, Brinston, Hulbert and Pleasant Valley (This Township is now part of South Dundas).
- Mountain. (Area ). Organized in 1798 and named in honour of the first Bishop of Quebec, Rev. Jacob Mountain. Community centres: Mountain, Hallville, and Inkerman. (This Township is now part of North Dundas)
- Williamsburgh (Area ), Settled in 1784 it became a Township in 1787. Named in honour of Prince William Henry, third son of George III, afterwards King William IV. The Battle of Crysler's Farm was fought on Lot 12, Concession I. A monument was placed there in 1885. Community centres: Morrisburg, Aultsville, Frostburg, Bouck Hill, Dunbar and Archer. (This Township is now part of South Dundas)
- Winchester, (Area ). Opened in 1798 and named after the English city. Community Center: Winchester, Chesterville, Morewood, Winchester Springs, North Winchester, Ormond, Melville and Cass) (This Township is now part of North Dundas)
Source: Province of Ontario -- A History 1615 to 1927 by Jesse Edgar Middletwon & Fred Landon, copyright 1927, Dominion Publishing Company, TorontoWinchester Township, Ontario|Winchester]] (Now part of North Dundas)