Nipissing District: Populated Places Tables

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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: Ontario of 1962.[1]  This gazetteer is used for the sources of locations or Populated Places in the Family History Library Catalog for the Province of Ontario.
  • 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



 Astorville       Link   Link
 Bonfield        Link   Link
 Bonfield   Township      Link   Link
 Cache Bay        Link   Link
 Calvin   Township    Link   Link
 Chisholm   Township    Link      Link
 Chiswick       Link   Link
 Corbeil        Link    Link
 Crystal Falls        Link   Link
 East Ferris    Township   Link   Link
 Eau Claire       Link   Link
 Feronia       Link   Link
 Field          Link   Link
 Field      Township  Link   Link
 Garden River        Link   Link 
 Gooderham      Link   Link
 Great Desert        Link   Link
 Kipling      Link   Link
 Lavigne      Link   Link
 Madawaska        Link   Link
 Mattawa        Link   Link
 Nipissing Junction       Link   Link
 North Bay       Link   Link
 North Bay        Link   Link
 River Valley        Link   Link
 Rutherglen       Link   Link
 Sabine   Township   Link   Link
 Sturgeon Falls        Link   Link
 Temagami       Link   Link
 Timagami        Link   Link
 Verner       Link   Link
 Whitney       Link   Link
 Widdifield        Link   Link


  1. Gazetteer of Canada. Ontario, (Ottawa, Ontario: Geographical Branch, Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys, 1962). FHL book 971.3 E5c