Glengarry County, Ontario

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Glengarry County, an area covering 288688 acre, is a county in the Canadian province of Ontario.wikipedia
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Canadian Gaelic

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Canadian Gaelic (i.e. Scottish Gaelic) used to be a common language in this region.
Gaels, their language and culture, have influenced the heritage of Glengarry County and other regions in present-day Ontario, where many Highland Scots settled commencing in the 18th century, and to a much lesser extent the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador (especially the Codroy Valley), Manitoba and Alberta.

Prescott County, Ontario

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The original territory of Glengarry also included Prescott County, which became a separate county in 1800.
It was created in 1800 from a portion of Glengarry County.

Highland Clearances

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In addition, the settlement was founded as a destination for Scottish emigrants arriving after the recent Highland Clearances.
He abandoned his disbanded regiment; its Catholic chaplain (later bishop), Alexander Macdonell led the men and their families to settle in Glengarry County, eastern Ontario, Canada.

Clan MacDonell of Glengarry

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Glengarry was founded in 1784 by Scottish loyalists, mainly from Clan MacDonell, and other Highland Scottish emigrants from the Mohawk Valley in New York.
In the late 18th Century, the majority of the Clan MacDonell of Glengarry emigrated to the historic Glengarry County, Ontario (which is named after the Clan) as a result of the Highland Clearances as well as settling in parts of Nova Scotia (New Scotland) and other economic conditions to look for a better life and to also preserve their Scottish Highland Culture.

Stormont County

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

Scottish Gaelic

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Canadian Gaelic (i.e. Scottish Gaelic) used to be a common language in this region.
Maxville Public School in Maxville, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada offers Scottish Gaelic lessons weekly.

Dundas County, Ontario

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

United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

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Glengarry later united with Stormont and Dundas to form the regional government United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
Each set of four townships became one of three separate counties: Lancaster, Charlottenburgh, Kenyon and Lochiel became Glengarry County, Cornwall, Osnabruck, Finch and Roxborough became Stormont County, and Williamsburgh, Matilda, Winchester and Mountain became Dundas County.

North Glengarry, Ontario

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Glengarry County now consists of the modern-day townships of North Glengarry and South Glengarry and it borders the Saint Lawrence River.
The area was originally settled in 1792 as part of the historic Glengarry County in which many Scottish emigrants settled from all over the Scottish Highlands due to the Highland Clearances.

Provinces and territories of Canada

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Glengarry County, an area covering 288688 acre, is a county in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Ontario

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Glengarry County, an area covering 288688 acre, is a county in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Gaels

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It is historically known for its settlement of Scottish Highlanders.

Saint Lawrence River

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Glengarry County now consists of the modern-day townships of North Glengarry and South Glengarry and it borders the Saint Lawrence River.

Loyalism

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Glengarry was founded in 1784 by Scottish loyalists, mainly from Clan MacDonell, and other Highland Scottish emigrants from the Mohawk Valley in New York.

Mohawk Valley region

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Glengarry was founded in 1784 by Scottish loyalists, mainly from Clan MacDonell, and other Highland Scottish emigrants from the Mohawk Valley in New York.

Emigration

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In addition, the settlement was founded as a destination for Scottish emigrants arriving after the recent Highland Clearances.

Scottish Highlands

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Throughout the late 18th and the 19th century, other Highland emigrants settled into the community as a means of preserving their Scottish Highland Culture.

Glengarry Highland Games

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The Glengarry Highland Games are an example of the county's historic culture, first celebrated in 1948.

Scotland

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These Games are one of the largest of their kind outside Scotland.

South Glengarry, Ontario

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Glengarry County now consists of the modern-day townships of North Glengarry and South Glengarry and it borders the Saint Lawrence River.