Glengarry County, Ontario

Glengarry County, Ontario

Glengarry County, Ontario

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thumb|right|Glengarry located within OntarioGlengarry County (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Gleanna Garadh), an area covering , is a county in the Canadian province of Ontario, and is historically known for its settlement of Scottish Highlanders due to the Highland Clearances.

Glengarry was founded in 1792 by Scottish loyalists, mainly from Clan MacDonnell, and other Highland Scottish emigrants from Mohawk Valley. The county was named after the Scottish Glen where the MacDonnell family was based. The original territory of Glengarry also included Prescott County, which became a separate county in 1800.

Canadian Gaelic used to be a common language in this region, though the number of speakers has steadily decreased over the past years, though those wanting to learn Canadian Gaelic are able to from classes throughout Glengarry.

Glengarry later united with Stormont and Dundas to form the regional government United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

Historic Townships

Glengarry was originally divided East and West into Charlottenburg- and Lancaster-townships, and then eventually divided into four townships, and only recently has it been divided into North and South Glengarry,

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