Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

Cornwall (2016 population: 5,348[1]) is a Canadian town located in Queens County, Prince Edward Island.

Entrance to Hyde Park

Cornwall in Prince Edward Island
Coordinates: 46.23068°N 63.21735°W / 46.23068; -63.21735
ProvincePrince Edward Island
CountyQueens County
Foundedmid-18th century
Incorporated Village1966
Incorporated TownApril 1, 1995
  TypeTown Council
  MayorMinerva McCourt
  Deputy MayorGary Ramsay
  CouncillorsElaine Barnes, Irene Dawson, Jill MacIsaac, Shane McGuigan, Peter Meggs
  CAOKevin McCarville
  Land28.19 km2 (10.88 sq mi)
27 m (89 ft)
  Density189.7/km2 (491/sq mi)
  Change (2011-2016)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Canadian Postal code
C0A 1H0 & C0A 3H0
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchange566
NTS Map011L03

The town is located immediately west of the provincial capital Charlottetown.


The community of Cornwall traces its history to European settlement in the 18th century and was a predominantly farming community until the construction of Route 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, during the early 1910s. Several subdivisions were created near the intersection of the new highway with the Meadowbank Road, along with a small commercial strip.

On April 1, 1995, the incorporated communities of Cornwall, Eliot River, and North River amalgamated to form the Town of Cornwall.[2]

The amalgamation did not see any controversies. It was claimed that the name of the community of Cornwall would survive while the others were dissolved. Some residents had called for a new community name, as what occurred in the case of Stratford (also amalgamated at the same time).


The town of Cornwall is home to three English Language School Board[3] schools:

  • Westwood Primary School
  • Eliot River Elementary School
  • East Wiltshire Junior High

Students graduate East Wiltshire and go on to attend Bluefield High School in Hampshire for grades 10 to 12.

Notable residents


The town established the Cornwall Business Park in 1997.[4]


  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census Cornwall, Town [Census subdivision], Prince Edward Island". Statistics Canada. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  2. "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status and Names: January 2, 1991 to January 1, 1996" (PDF). Statistics Canada. February 1997. p. 42. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  3. "New School Board".
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-25. Retrieved 2015-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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