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
 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  Canada, Ontario, Durham District, Maidstone |disp=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