Pontiac County: Populated Places Table

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Canada Gotoarrow.png Quebec Gotoarrow.png Pontiac 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 to 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 Répertoire toponymique du Québec, 1978.[1] This gazetteer is used as the source of locations or populated places in the Family History Library Catalog for the Province of Québec.
  • 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



Bristol    Canton     Link   Link
Campbell's Bay        Link   Link
Chapeau         Link   Link
Clarendon    Canton     Link   Link
Eardley        Link   Link
Eardley    Canton    Link  Link
Fort-Coulonge       Link   Link
Fort-William         Link   Link
Lac-Cayamant         Link  Link
Leslie     Canton     Link   Link
Luskville        Link   Link
North-Clarendon        Link   Link
North-Onslow           Link   Link
Onslow      Canton     Link   Link
Otter-Lake       Link   Link 
Portage-du-Fort        Link   Link
Quyon        Link   Link
Rapides-des-Joachims        Link  Link
Shawville        Link  Link
Sheen     Canton     Link    Link
Sheenboro       Link   Link
Thorne      Canton     Link   Link
Vinton       Link  Link
Waltham     Canton     Link   Link
Île-des-Alumettes   Canton     Link   Link
Île-du-Grand-Calumet         Link   Link


  1. Répertoire toponymique du Québec, 1978, (Québec, Québec : Éditeur officiel, c1979 ). FHL book 971.4 E5r