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Beckwith Township, Upper Canada

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Beckwith Township

The township was named and opened for settlement in 1816. In 1817, 27 land grants were claimed. It was named after Sir Thomas Sydney Beckwith, the Quarter Master for Canada between 1815 and 1823.

Historic Villages and Hamlets

Communities within the historic boundaries of Beckwith include:

  • Carleton Place (once called Morphy's Falls)
  • Blacks Corners
  • 10th Line Shore
  • Ontario
  • Franktown
  • Franktown Station
  • Hay's Shore
  • McCann's Shore
  • Prospect
  • Rothwell's Shore
  • Scotch Corners
  • Tennyson


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