DescriptionMaj. Edward Jessup founded Prescott in 1810 on land granted by England for his support during the American Revolution. The town name honors Gen. Robert Prescott, governor-in-chief of Canada 1797-1807.
Before the advent of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the town was the only deep-water port between Montréal and Toronto. Consequently, Prescott became a major embarkation point for travelers and goods destined for points west. Part of the town's 19th-century legacy survives in the stone houses built by army engineers after the War of 1812.
Visitor InfoSouth Grenville Chamber of Commerce 107 King St. W. PRESCOTT, ON K0E 1T0. Phone:(613)213-1043
Self-guiding toursA brochure for a self-guiding historic walking tour is available from the chamber of commerce.
Things to SeeFort Wellington National Historic Site