CUMBERLAND 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: 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



Amherst        Link  Link
Beaubassin         Link   Link
Chignecto         Link    Link
Cumberland Township         Link   Link
Diligent River        Link   Link
Fenwick        Link    Link
Fort Lawrence        Link   Link
Fox Harbour         Link     Link
Joggins         Link    Link
Joggins Mines         Link   Link
Maccan           Link    Link
Malagash        Link   Link
Minudie           Link   Link
Nappan          Link    Link
New Canaan        Link    Link 
North Wallace        Link   Link
Oxford        Link    Link
Oxford Junction        Link    Link
Parrsboro        Link   Link
Parrsboro Township         Link    Link
Parrsborough         Link    Link
Pugwash          Link  Link
River Philip        Link    Link
River Philip Township         Link    Link
Sackville       Link    Link
Southampton         Link    Link
Springhill        Link    Link
Streets Ridge        Link   Link
Victoria        Link    Link
Wallace          Link   Link
Wallace Bay        Link  Link
Westchester        Link    Link
Westchester Valley         Link    Link
Williamsdale        Link   Link


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