The Township of Dawn-Euphemia is a municipal corporation that commenced operations in 1998. The Township is comprised of the former Township of Dawn and the former Township of Euphemia. Within the community there are a number of small hamlets including Florence, Shetland, Oakdale, Edys Mills, Rutherford, Cairo and Bentpath. The largest Hamlet is Florence with a population of approximately 150 persons. The current population of the Township is 1,967.
The Township of Dawn-Euphemia has a land area of 445 square kilometers and is located in south western Ontario, in the south east portion of Lambton County. The Township is bordered on the north by the Township of Enniskillen and the Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston, the east by the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex, the south by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and the west by the Township of St. Clair.
The Township is characterized by many scenic country roads and the meandering Sydenham River that bisects the Township.
The Township is primarily agriculturally based with a thriving agricultural community employing 29% of the labour force. The Township has developed around an economy based primarily on agriculture, particularly cash cropping. There are several agricultural based businesses that service the agricultural community including Sollio Agriculture (Rutherford & Shetland) and Haggerty Creek Ltd.
The Township is home to the Dawn Operations Centre and includes the Dawn Compressor Station and underground storage pools. Enbridge Gas Inc. formed on January 1, 2019 from the amalgamation of Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution, is Canada’s largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with a more than 170-year history of providing safe and reliable service to customers. The distribution business serves about 3.7 million customers, heating over 75 per cent of Ontario homes. The storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest integrated underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Enbridge Gas Inc. is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution.
The Township is also home to Larry Towell, an internationally recognized and award winning photojournalist who has traveled the world to document international issues and global conflicts.