Douglas, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
History and Genealogy


New August 31, 2013:

The village of Douglas in Renfrew County is one of the centres for Irish heritage in the Ottawa Valley.
The village is closed to traffic during the annual celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

Sign for Douglas
Douglas is located on today's Highway 60, west of the Town of Renfrew. (see map on our Renfrew County page). This part of Renfrew County was surveyed into farm lots to receive settlers from Ireland. The area boomed starting with the timber industry, especially after John Egan founded nearby Eganville.
Zion United Church, Douglas, Ontario
Zion United Church was previously known as Zion Presbyterian Church.
Cornerstone for Zion Presbyterian Church, Douglas, Ontario
St. Michael's Catholic Church, Douglas, Ontario Sign for St. Michael's Catholic Church, Douglas, Ontario
Father Michael Byrne, one of the first graduates from the University of Ottawa, is buried in Douglas.

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