ESSEX COUNTY: 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: 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 Geogrpahical Names Data Base listed above.

Populated Places Table

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE




 Albuna        Link   Link
 Amherstburg         Link    Link
 Anderdon   Township     Link     Link
 Belle River        Link   Link
 Blythewood       Link    Link
 Colchester North    Township    Link    Link
 Colchester South   Township    Link   Link
 Comber       Link     Link
 Cottam        Link    Link
 Emeryville        Link   Link
 Essex          Link    Link
 Ford City        Link    Link
 Gosfield North      Township   Link   Link
 Gosfield South    Township    Link    Link
 Gosfield   Township    Link    Link 
 Harrow        Link   Link
 Kingsville       Link     Link
 LaSalle       Link    Link
 Leamington       Link  Link
 Maidstone        Link    Link
 Maidstone    Township    Link    Link
 Malden      Township    Link   Link
 McGregor       Link    Link
 Mersea    Township    Link   Link
 North Ridge        Link   Link
 Oldcastle        Link    Link
 Olinda       Link   Link
 Pelee Island        Link  Link
 Pelee     Township   Link    Link
 Pointe-aux-Roches       Link    Link
 Pt. Au Pelee Island        Link   Link
 Puce        Link   Link
 River Canard        Link    Link
 Rochester    Township   Link  Link
 Ruscorn Station       Link    Link
 Ruthven       Link    Link
 Sandwich       Link   Link
 Sandwich East    Township    Link    Link
 Sandwich South   Township    Link     Link
 Sandwich West   Township    Link   Link
 St. Clair Beach        Link    Link  
 St. Joachim       Link    Link
 Staples         Link   Link
 Stoney Point          Link    Link
 Tecumseh        Link    Link
 Tilbury North    Township    Link   Link
 Tilbury West    Township   Link   Link
 Walkerville       Link    Link
 Wheatley       Link   Link
 Windsor       Link    Link
 Woodslee       Link   Link


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