Caledonia Township, Ontario, Canada
Including the villages of Caledonia Springs, Fenaghvale and Caledonia Flats
Prescott County, Ontario, History and Genealogy
March 30, 2011:
Caledonia Township, in Prescott County, Ontario, is located about half-way between the cities of
Montreal and Ottawa. It was settled beginning in the 1830's by pioneers from Ireland, Scotsmen spilling
over from Glengarry Township and later by hundreds of French families who came from the over-crowded
farms and seigneuries across the Ottawa River in Quebec.
Similar to Carlsbad Springs in Russell Township, it attracted many annual
visitors to the healing powers of the spring water at Caledonia Springs. This village was on the
railway line between Montreal and Ottawa and was a tourist attraction in the 1800's.
The other main village is Caledonia Flats.
Caledonia Springs Hotel, 1872
Photo Source: Library and Archives, Canada Photo
Eastern half of Caledonia Township in 1881
Map Source: McGill University Digital Atlas Project
Names of settlers in Caledonia Township in 1881
Source: McGill University Digital County Atlas Project - Caledonia Township
Last Name First Name County Township Town Occupation Birthplace
Bradley William Prescott Caledonia Farmer Ireland
Cross James Prescott Caledonia Farmer Ireland
Cross William Prescott Caledonia Caledonia, Canada
Ross George Prescott Caledonia Farmer
Ross Joseph Prescott Caledonia Farmer; Reeve Caledonia, Canada
Sproule John Prescott Caledonia Farmer Ireland
Terry Thomas Prescott Caledonia Farmer Ireland
Woods John Prescott Caledonia Farmer; Councillor Ireland
Donald Ross is researching his Robert Nixon and Catherine Anderson descendants. They came from County Tyrone,
Ireland to Caledonia Township by the mid 1850's.
E-mail Al Lewis
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