KINGS COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA: Populated Places Table

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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



Auburn         Link   Link
Avonport         Link   Link
Aylesford         Link   Link
Aylesford Township         Link   Link
Berwick        Link   Link
Berwick North        Link   Link
Bishopville        Link   Link
Canaan         Link   Link
Canning         Link   Link
Chipman's Corner         Link   Link
Cornwallis Township           Link   Link
East Dalhousie        Link   Link
Grand Pré           Link   Link
Greenwich          Link   Link
Horton           Link 
Horton Township        Link   Link
Kentville        Link   Link
Kingston        Link   Link
North Grand Pré        Link   Link
Pereaux         Link   Link
Pleasant Valley         
Port Williams        Link   Link
Prospect         Link   Link
Sheffield Mills        Link   Link
Starrs Point         Link   Link
Wolfville        Link   Link


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