Alfred and Plantagenet is a township located at the meeting of the Ottawa River and the South Nation River, within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, in Ontario.
With a population density of 21.9 persons per square km, the population of almost 8,600 is centered in the small community of Plantagenet, whose population is almost 1,200.
Formed in 1997, today's Corporation of the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet was formed by the amalgamation of the Township of Alfred, the Village of Alfred, the Township of North Plantagenet and the Village of Plantagenet.
The Town Hall in Plantagenet and the Alfred office are the main centres for Administration, Taxes and Public Works, as well as Law Enforcements. Three fire stations are spread about the township, as are six community centres, five libraries, and several parks to provide leisure and cultural resources. With its proximity to the Ottawa and South Nation Rivers, there are many boat launch areas, recreational canoe routes, and the Jessup's Falls Conservation area, a 5.25 Hectare park featuring majestic forest, well equipped picnic areas, parking, floating docks, and boat launch.