The Municipality of Tweed is an amalgamated municipality comprising the former Village of Tweed and the former Townships of Hungerford and Elzevir & Grimsthorpe. The Municipality was officially incorporated as of January 1, 1998 as a lower tier municipality within the County of Hastings two tier governing system.
Approximately 30% of the population resides the Village of Tweed, the only urban centre. The remainder of the Municipality consists of five hamlets (Actinolite, Marlbank, Queensborough, Stoco, and Thomasburg) and a large rural area which reaches from Wadsworth Lake in the north to Roslin to the south. The residents of the hamlets and the rural area comprise the other 70% of the population. As of 2004, there were approximately 2870 households.
As of 2004, the total land area was approximately 230,000 acres (930 km²), 30% of which was Crown land. Lakes, rivers and streams account for approximately 4,650 acres (18 km²). There are approximately 600 kilometres of roads throughout the Municipality.
The total 2004 property assessment for the Municipality of Tweed was $309,000,000. Its composition was 84% residential, 7% farm, 6% commercial and industrial, and 3% other categories.
Tweed is also reported to be home to the world's smallest jail.
According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census:
The Tweed Forest Fire District was founded by the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests in 1922 as one of 17 districts to help protect Ontario's forests. The headquarters for the district were housed at Hungerford Road in town. It was the central headquarters for 21 fire lookout towers. In 1958 the -tall Hungerford firetower was erected beside the station. However, in the 1970s all the towers had been decommissioned as aerial fire fighting techniques were employed. The Hungerford tower was disassembled in 1996 and placed behind the Tweed Heritage Centre.
In 1996 the town made news when it applied for a CFL team, in an attempt to become the Green Bay of Canada. Had the attempt been successful, the team would have been known as the Tweed Muskies.Tweed has a pallet factory. The town is also known for some good swimming and awesome fishing spots. Lake Stoco, which borders the town of Tweed, is home to a popular and uncommon sport-fish, the muskellunge or Muskie (Esox masquinongy).
|West: Tudor and Cashel, Madoc, Centre Hastings
||Tweed||East: Addington Highlands, Stone Mills|
|South: Tyendinaga, Greater Napanee|