The counties of Russell and Prescott are located in Eastern Ontario between 74'30' and 75'30' west
and 45 15' and 45'45' north latitude. The province of Quebec borders Prescott on the east and
the Ottawa river forms the
northern boundary of both counties. These counties occupy part of what is referred to as the Ottawa valley, a smooth plain
that comprises much of the area of several counties in this part of
The total land area of
Prescott County is 316,160 acres.
The total population of Prescott County as reported by the
1956 Census was 26,291. The population of Prescott County as reported by the 1891 Census was 24,173, with a total of 4,138
Although these counties are comparable in size the larger population in Prescott County may be accounted
for by the growth of such urban centres as Hawkesbury and Vankleek Hill.
The population of these towns are 7,929
and 1,647 respectively.
Hawkesbury West Township