Dufferin County: Populated Places Tables

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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 Geographical Names Data Base listed above.

Populated Places Table

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



Amaranth     Township   Link   Link
 Banda        Link    Link
 East Garafraxa     Township    Link    Link
 East Luther   Township    Link  Link
 Elder      Link  Link
  Grand Valley         Link     Link
 Hornings Mills         Link   Link
  Lavender         Link   Link
 Masonville       Link    Link
 Melancthon     Township   Link   Link
 Mono Centre       Link   Link
 Mono   Township   Link    Link
 Monticello          Link   Link
 Mulmur          Link     Link
 Mulmur     Township    Link     Link 
 Orangeville       Link   Link
 Perm      Link   Link
 Primrose       Link    Link
 Redickville       Link  Link
 Shelburne         Link   Link
 Whitfield        Link     Link
 Whittington         Link   Link


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