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Prince Edward Island: PlaceFinder Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Cavendish, an unincorporated area, is located in Queens County in the central portion of Prince Edward Island, NW. of North Rustico. Its precise location is N 4629', W 6323'.

This page is a comprehensive index of all of the information on our website related to Cavendish. You can also search for information on other communities.

Municipal Government Information

The Municipality was incorporated in 1990 and has a population of 280.

Telephone: (902) 963-2698
Facsimile: (902) 963-2932
Address: 7591 Cawnpore Lane, R.R. #2, Hunter River, PE, C0A 1N0, PE, C0A 1N0
Meetings: Third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. This information is subject to change. Please contact the municipality to confirm the meeting time and location.
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Aerial Photographs

Aerial photography courtesy of AirScapes. All aerial photographs are available for sale, as prints or slides; please contact AirScapes for details. You can also see a complete list of aerial photographs of the Island.

Anne of Green Gables House

Anne of Green Gables House
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500 x 355 - 68K
Cavendish Beach

Cavendish Beach
500 x 342 - 38K
708 x 485 - 55K
Cavendish Beach

Cavendish Beach
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The Pier Restaurant

The Pier Restaurant
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MORE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS... there are 10 aerial photographs of Cavendish in our Aerial Photo Gallery.

Community Photographs

Our community photographs collection includes selected photos of schools, churches, parks, and other public buildings, areas and events. .

Cavendish Beach

Cavendish Beach
Credit: 2004 Donna S. Poindexter, Waynesboro, VA, USA
325 x 500 - 71K
666 x 1024 - 204K
Green Gables House

Green Gables House
Credit: 2005 Jody Doucette, North Rustico
640 x 483 - 112K
1024 x 773 - 224K

Credit: 2005 Jean-Philippe Rousseau, Quebec
576 x 768 - 75K
960 x 1280 - 596K

Credit: 2005 Jean-Philippe Rousseau, Quebec
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960 x 1280 - 521K

Visitors Guide Listings

Our Visitors Guide is a complete vacation planning manual.

The Geography of Cavendish


You can use our interactive maps to display maps of Cavendish and area.

Click on the map link: Show Map

Driving Distances and Times

To find driving distances and times from other locations, consult the distance chart for Cavendish.

Statistical Information

Cavendish falls inside the Statistics Canada census subdivision of Resort Municipality. They have detailed statistical information available for the Resort Municipality census subdivision for the following categories: Education,Ethnicity,Family,Income,Labour Force,Population, and Shelter.

Information courtesy Statistics Canada.

History of the Name

The official history of the geographic name Cavendish (which can be somewhat technical, we admit):

Cavendish (Sett.) was adopted in Place Names of PEI, 1925. Confirmed 12 December 1939 on 11L/6.Name changed to Cavendish (Green Gables P.O.) (Sett.) 2 April 1 953 on 11L/6.Status changed to Locality 23 October 1989 on 203-8. William Winter, an ex-army officer, named his residence in honour of his patron, one of the Cavendishes, probably Field Marshal Lord Frederick Cavendish, colone l of the 34th Foot. (Place Names of PEI, 1925.)

Information courtesy Geomatics Canada .

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