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L Lan­caster was in­cor­po­rated on Oc­to­ber 19, 1887. The es­tab­lish­ment of The Grand Trunk Rail­way greatly im­proved the town’s econ­omy. Lan­caster and South Lan­caster are con­ve­niently lo­cated at the junction of High­way 401, High­way 2 and Cty Rd 34. The main thor­ough­fare of the bustling town of­fers a va­ri­ety of restau­rants and quaint coun­try shops. Recre­ational fish­ing and boating are read­ily avail­able on the scenic St. Lawrence River. Loy­al­ists founded Kirk­town in 1785, and the set­tlers re­named the vil­lage “Lan­caster” to hon­our Ge­orge III, the Duke of Lan­caster. The town had an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion by the river; it soon be­came a cen­tre for a mul­ti­tude of in­dus­try and com­merce. Lan­caster was the hub of an ac­tive stage­coach run. Farm­ers and busi­ness­men from other vil­lages de­liv­ered their prod­ucts to Lan­caster for ex­port.

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