Bruce County Links

From the 1880 Beldon Historical Atlas of Grey and Bruce Counties

From the 1880 Beldon Historical Atlas of Grey and Bruce Counties

The County of Bruce is bounded on the west by Lake Huron; on the east by Georgian Bay and the County of Grey; and on the south by the County of Huron. Its eastern boundary, from the point where it is joined by the three counties of Huron, Wellington and Grey, is almost due north till it strikes Colpoy’s Bay, an indentation of the Georgian Bay, whence, to the northern extremity, its outline is extremely irregular, while its western shows an evenly-shaped crescent, with Cabot’s Head and Point Clark for its northern and southern points. It is composed of the sixteen townships of Albemarle, Amabel, Arran, Brant, Bruce, Carrick, Culross, Eastnor, Elderslie, Greenock, Huron, Kincardine, Kinloss, Lindsay, Saugeen, and St. Edmunds: The incorporated towns of Walkerton and Kincardine; and the incorporated villages of Lucknow, Paisley, Port Elgin, Southampton, Teeswater, Tiverton, Chesley, and Wiarton. Among these the five townships (beginning south) of Amabel, Albemarle, Eastnor, Lindsay and St. Edmunds, together with Keppel and Sarawak, in the County of Grey, form a narrow strip of land, dividing the Georgian Bay from Lake Huron, and generally known as the Indian Peninsula. The whole county covers an area of 771, 656 acres, or about 1205 3/4 square miles.

1. Bruce County Historical Society

2. Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

3. Bruce Remembers presented by the Bruce County Museum

4. Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Useful Links Be sure to check out the Books that can be accessed online.

5. Bruce County Branch Libraries (Walkerton Branch, Cargill, Chesley, Hepworth, Kincardine, Lion’s Head, Lucknow, Mildmay Carrick, Paisley, Port Elgin, Ripley, Sauble Beach, Southampton, Tara, Teeswater, Tiverton, Tobermory, Wiarton

6. Bruce County Genweb

7. In Search of Your Canadian Past: The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project

8. Bruce County Genealogical Society

9. Ontario Ancestors – The Ontario Genealogical Society

10. The History of the County of Bruce Note: You will need to have an account with familysearch to access this book.

11. University of Calgary: Libraries and Cultural Resources

12. Benchmarks: A History of Eastnor Township and Lion’s Head

13. Bruce Township tales and trails: from early days to 1983

14. Gazetteer and Directory of Bruce County

15. The History of the County of Bruce and of the minor municipalities therein, Province of Ontario

16. Nothing But Names: An Inquiry Into The Origin Of The Names Of The Counties And Townships Of Ontario by Herbert Fairbairn Gardiner, M.A.

17. History of the County of Bruce by Norman Robertson