Township of Madoc derived it's name from Lord Madoc of Wales. It's settlement
has been rapid, and commenced about the year 1830. In the heart of Hastings
County, Madoc Township covers an area of 28,583 hectares on the edge of the
Canadian Shield. This geographical location provides contrasts throughout the
municipality - from good open farm fields to dense stands of mature hard woods.
The economy of Madoc Township is, not surprisingly, resource-based. Logging
is constant during the winter months in the north part of the township to feed
the mills at the south end. A marble mill produces the popular chips and dust
from numerous quarries around the area. Beef, dairy and hog farming are done
on a scale with several employees. Cheese is made in Eldorado with locally produced
milk. The maple bushes of the township are active each spring. Some of the finest
maple syrup in Canada is produced here.
Whether your interests are in history, recreation, shopping for home-grown
products or just a leisurely drive along the scenic side roads, you won't be
disappointed in our municipality; the Township with the Heart of Gold.