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History

Cornwall early 1930'sThe City of Cornwall is steeped in a rich and diverse history. Originally named New Johnstown, the name was changed to Cornwall in honour of Prince George, the Duke of Cornwall. The City was later incorporated as a town in 1834 and became a city in 1945.

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An excellent online source for historical information and images of Cornwall is the Heritage Cornwall website:

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