Fenelon Township

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Fenelon Township within former Victoria County

The Township of Fenelon was a municipality and incorporated township located in the centre of the former Victoria County. It is now a geographic township within the city of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada.[1][2][3][4] The township was named after François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon (missionary) (1641-79) who was a missionary in New France, establishing a mission on the Bay of Quinte.[5]

The community of Cambray within the township was named after Cambrai in France, where François Fénelon (1651–1715), younger brother of the missionary, was archbishop.[6]


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  1. ^ "Fenelon". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ "CLAIMaps IV". Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. 2016. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  3. ^ Map 5 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 700,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  4. ^ Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #5 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 2006. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  5. ^ Rayburn (1997) p. 118.
  6. ^ Rayburn (1997) p. 52.


Coordinates: 44°30′14″N 78°47′38″W / 44.50389°N 78.79389°W / 44.50389; -78.79389