Elgin 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



 Aldborough   Township    Link   Link
 Aylmer        Link    Link
 Bayham   Township   Link    Link
 Belmont        Link   Link
 Calton       Link    Link
 Clachan       Link    Link
 Cowal       Link   Link
 Dunboyne         Link     Link
 Dunwich     Township   Link    Link
 Dutton         Link   Link
 Eden           Link    Link
 Fingal       Link     Link
 Frome           Link   Link
 Glencolin          Link    Link
 Grovesend       Link    Link 
 Iona       Link   Link
 Iona Station        Link     Link
 Jaffa       Link  Link
 Lakeview       Link   Link
 Largie        Link     Link
 Luton         Link     Link
 Lyons         Link   Link
 Malahide   Township   Link    Link
 Mapleton       Link    Link
 New Glasgow         Link   Link
 New Sarum         Link     Link
 Orwell       Link  Link
 Port Bruce        Link  Link
 Port Burwell         Link    Link
 Port Stanley         Link    Link
 Port Talbot         Link   Link
 Rodney         Link    Link
 Seville         Link    Link
 Shedden         Link   Link
 South Dorchester     Township   Link    Link
 Southwold   Township   Link     Link
 Sparta       Link   Link
 Springfield         Link    Link
 St. Thomas       Link   Link
 Straffordville        Link   Link
 Talbotville Royal           Link     Link  
 Tyrconnell          Link    Link
 Union          Link   Link
Vienna            Link     Link
 Wallacetown         Link    Link
 West Lorne  Lorne       Link   Link
 Yarmouth     Township    Link   Link


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