Renfrew is a county in the Canadian province of Ontario. In 2011, the population was 101,326 and county covered Template:Convert, giving a population density of Template:Convert.[1] There are 17 official municipalities.


The seat of county government is in Pembroke, a city that is politically independent of the county. In 2006, the county--along with Pembroke--was represented at the Canadian House of Commons as part of the riding of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke.


Renfrew Country is known for its lakeside cottages and white-water rafting along the Ottawa River, and has more than 900 lakes.[2] It is located in the subregion of Southern Ontario named Eastern Ontario. Renfrew County is also the largest county in terms of area in Ontario, ahead of Hastings County.


The county seat, the city Pembroke, is politically independent.

Original townshipsEdit

  • Admaston (Now part of Admaston Bromley)
  • Alice (Now part of Laurentian Valley)
  • Bagot (Now part of Greater Madawaska)
  • Blythfield (Now part of Greater Madawaska)
  • Bromley (Now part of Admaston Bromley)
  • Brougham (Now part of Greater Madawaska)
  • Brudenell (Now part of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan)
  • Buchanan (Now part of the Town of Laurentian Hills)
  • Burns (Now part of Madawaska Valley)
  • Clara (Now part of Head, Clara, and Maria)
  • Fraser (Now part of Laurentian Valley)
  • Grattan (Now part of Bonnechere Valley)
  • Griffith (Now part of Greater Madawaska)
  • Hagarty (Now part of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards)
  • Head (Now part of Head, Clara and Maria)
  • Horton (Still exists)
  • Jones (Now part of Madawaska Valley)
  • Lyndoch (Now part of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan)
  • Maria (Now part of Head, Clara and Maria)
  • Matawatchan (Now part of Greater Madawaska)
  • McKay (Now part of the Town of Laurentian Hills)
  • McNab (Now McNab/Braeside)
  • North Algona (Now part of North Algona-Wilberforce)
  • Pembroke (Now part of Laurentian Valley)
  • Petawawa (Now the Town of Petawawa)
  • Radcliffe (Now part of Madawaska Valley)
  • Raglan (Now part of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan)
  • Richards (Now part of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards)
  • Rolph (Now part of the Town of Laurentian Hills)
  • Ross (Now part of Whitewater Region)
  • Sebastopol (Now part of Bonnechere Valley)
  • Sherwood (Now part of Madawaska Valley)
  • South Algona (Now part of Bonnechere Valley)
  • Stafford (Now part of Laurentian Valley)
  • Westmeath (Now part of Whitewater Region)
  • Wilberforce (Now part of North Algona-Wilberforce)
  • Wylie (Now part of the Town of Laurentian Hills)


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Arts and cultureEdit

At Wilno, Ontario Canada's Kashubian community celebrates their heritage.


The county is home to CFB Petawawa and gives its name to The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment.

See alsoEdit




External linksEdit

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"Renfrew County" is a county in Eastern Ontario. The county seat is Pembroke.


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