HANTS COUNTY: Populated Places Table

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CanadaGotoarrow.png Nova Scotia Gotoarrow.png Hants 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



Ardoise         Link   Link
Bramber         Link    Link
Brooklyn         Link    Link
Centre Burlington        Link   Link
Centre Rawdon        Link    Link
Cheverie        Link    Link
Douglas Township        Link   Link
Ellershouse         Link     Link
Enfield         Link    Link
Falmouth         Link   Link
Falmouth Township           Link    Link
Hantsport        Link    Link
Leminster           Link   Link
Lower Selma          Link    Link
Lower Selmah            Link 
Maitland        Link   Link
Mount Denson        Link    Link
Newport        Link    Link
Newport Township       
Noel Shore          Link   Link
Rawdon             Link
Rawdon Township          Link   Link
Shubenacadie        Link    Link
South Rawdon         Link    Link
Ste. Croix        Link   Link
Summerville         Link    Link
Sweet's Corner        Link     Link
Upper Falmouth        Link   Link
Walton        Link    Link
Windsor          Link    Link
Windsor Forks        Link   Link
Windsor Township         Link   Link


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