Brant County: Populated Places Tables

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CanadaGotoarrow.png Ontario Gotoarrow.png Brant 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: 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



 Bishopgate       Link   Link
 Brantford        Link    Link
 Brantford   Township   Link     Link
 Burford        Link   Link
 Burford   Township   Link    Link
 Burtch       Link   Link
 Cainsville       Link   Link
 Cathcart         Link     Link
 Glen Morris        Link    Link
 Hagersville        Link   Link
 Harley          Link    Link
 Harrisburg       Link    Link
 Hatchley          Link   Link
 Kelvin         Link    Link
 Middleport       Link    Link 
 Mount Pleasant        Link   Link
 Mount Vernon        Link     Link
 Oakland       Link    Link
 Oakland   Township   Link   Link
 Ohsweken       Link    Link
 Onondaga        Link    Link
 Onondaga    Township    Link   Link
 Paris       Link    Link
 Scotland        Link    Link
 South Dumfries    Township   Link   Link
 St. George        Link   Link
 Tuscarora   Township   Link    Link


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