Tyendinaga Township History

Township Statistics

  • Population: 4,200
  • Area: 73,000 acres
  • Household Count: 1400
  • Township Map

Tyendinaga Township is located in the most southeasterly corner of Hastings County and approximately 10 Km east of the City of Belleville. It was created in 1820 from land surrendered to the Crown by the Mohawks of the Tyendinaga Reserve. Like the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Tyendinaga Township took its name from Joseph Brant, a noted Mohawk Chief whose Indian name was “Thayendinagea”.

Along with the Salmon River, several parallel streams with their tributaries run the whole width of the Township. Also, the Moira River crosses the northwest corner of the Township. Nestled throughout the picturesque countryside and hamlets such as Lonsdale, Marysville, Roslin, Blessington, Read, Milltown and Shannonville, which portray the quiet rural-residential atmosphere that the Township offers. Also located throughout the Township, visitors will find numerous antiques, crafts, and pottery shops.

Although primarily agricultural in nature, the Township, with its many rivers and streams and abundance of forest lands, is a most attractive location for sport fishermen and outdoors people.