COLCHESTER COUNTY: Populated Places Table

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CanadaGotoarrow.png Nova Scotia Gotoarrow.png Colchester County

How Each Column Helps You With Your Research

1. POPULATED PLACE column: names the "populated place" or "location" of interest.

2. FORMER NAME, if applicable column: if the location was known by another name, it is listed here (a year of name change is given, if known).

3. TYPE column: gives type of location (i.e. village, town, city, etc.) - the size definition varies per province.

4. FHL CATALOG column: links the "catagories of sources" available in the Family History Library for this populated place or location.

5. WIKIPEDIA column: links to background information regarding this location or its county if Wikipedia does not have an article for that specific place.

Useful Websites

  • Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) - gives brief information about a place, including historic names/places. For historic information, scroll to #3, and click Formerly Official, also try with All.
  • Google Maps - shows the whereabouts of places on a map.
  • Google Images - shows pictures/photos/old maps (sometimes) of a place.
  • WorldCat - shows sources (books, maps, etc.) at various libraries/repositories, etc. for a place.


  • Listed below are the Populated Places in this district, according to the Gazetteer of Canada: Nova Scotia.[1]  This gazetteer is used for the sources of locations or Populated Places in the Family History Library Catalog for the Province of Nova Scotia.
  • If you wish the current division, where your Populated Place now exists, check the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base listed above.

Populated Places Table

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



Bass River        Link   Link
Beaver Brook         Link    Link
Brookfield         Link     Link
Brule         Link   Link
Clifton        Link     Link
Denmark        Link    Link
Earltown        Link   Link
Five Islands         Link     Link
Glenholme         Link    Link
Great Village         Link   Link
Green Creek           Link    Link
Green Oaks        Link    Link
Halfway Brook           Link   Link
Hilden          Link    Link
Londonderry        Link    Link 
Londonderry Township        Link  Link
Old Barns        Link    Link
Onslow      Township    Link    Link
Otter Brook        Link   Link
Princeport         Link    Link
Riverside         Link    Link
Stewiacke          Link  Link
Tatamagouche         Link    Link
Truro         Link   Link
Truro Township        Link   Link
Upper Stewiacke         Link    Link
West New Annan        Link    Link
Wittenburg        Link   Link


  1. Gazetteer of Canada: Nova Scotia, (Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Board on Geographical Names, 1961). FHL book 971.6 E5