Durham 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



 Ballyduff       Link   Link
 Bowmanville        Link    Link
 Canton        Link     Link
 Cartwright   Township    Link   Link
 Cavan   Township   Link    Link
 Clarke   Township    Link    Link
 Columbus    Village   Link   Link
 Darlington        Link     Link
 Darlington     Township   Link    Link
 Enfield         Link   Link
 Enniskillen           Link     Link
 Hope   Township   Link    Link
 Janetville           Link   Link
 Kendal          Link   Link
 Lifford       Link    Link 
 Lovekin       Link   Link
 Manvers   Township   Link      Link
 Millbrook       Link    Link
 Mount Pleasant         Link   Link
 Nestleton         Link    Link
 Newcastle         Link     Link
 Newtonville         Link   Link
 Orono       Link     Link
 Perrytown         Link   Link
 Pontypool       Link   Link
 Port Hope        Link     Link
 Simcoe Point        Link     Link
 Solina      Link   Link
 Tyrone       Link    Link
 Yelverton         Link    Link


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