CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Populated Places Table

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CanadaGotoarrow.png Nova Scotia Gotoarrow.png Cape Breton 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: 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



Baleine         Link   Link
Big Pond         Link    Link
Boisdale         Link   Link
Bras d'Or         Link  Link
Bridgeport        Link    Link
Christmas Island        Link    Link
D'Escousse        Link   Link
Dominion         Link    Link
East Lake Ainslie         Link    Link
Frenchvale         Link   Link
Frenchville               Link
Glace Bay        Link    Link
Grand Mira North           Link   Link
Grand Mira South          Link    Link
Hardwood Hill            Link 
Johnstown        Link   Link
Lingan        Link     Link
Little Lorraine        Link   Link
Louisburg        Link   Link
Main-à-Dieu         Link    Link
Marion Bridge         Link   Link
New Aberdeen (near Glace Bay)         Link   Link
New Waterford        Link   Link
North Sydney         Link    Link
Petit Lorembec           Link
Port Morien         Link   Link
Reserve Mines        Link    Link
Sydney        Link  Link
Sydney Mines        Link   Link
Victoria Mines          Link   Link


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