Early Place Names

Early Bruce County Place Names and Their Current Equivalents

  • Adair – Hope Bay
  • Alma – Lurgan Beach
  • Arran P.O. – Invermay
  • The Bend, or Devil’s Elbow – North Bruce
  • Black Horse – Kinloss
  • Buck’s Bridge – Hanover
  • Bury, or The Tub – Tobermory
  • Collin’s Harbour – Tobermory
  • Dingwall – Ripley
  • Driftwood Crossing -Allenford
  • Dumblane – Dunblane
  • Eblena – Tara
  • Enniskillen – Greenock Post Office
  • Glenlyon – Balaklava
  • Lurgan – Pine Point
  • Mernersville – Mildmay
  • Mickles Station – Cargill
  • The Mouth, or Saugeen – Southampton
  • Mud River – Paisley
  • Normanton – Port Elgin
  • Penetangore – Kincardine
  • Pinkerton Station – Eden Grove
  • Pipe Clay – Aberdour
  • Reekie’s Mills – Armow
  • Rouge’s Hollow – Walkerton
  • Sconeville – Chesley
  • Springvale – Vesta
  • Starvation – Pine River P.O.
  • Stoney Island – Port Head
  • Yokassippi – Cargill

Memories Only

Today these places are abandoned sites or a fraction of their former self, and in many instances there is no post office or general store existing. You won’t find these places on the official Ontario Road Map.

  • Aberdour Post Office – in Saugeen Twp.
  • Alma – in Huron Twp.
  • Ambleside village – in Culross Twp.
  • Arkwright – in Arran Twp.
  • Armow Post Office – in Kincardine Twp.
  • Balaklava – in Carrick Twp.
  • Bury town site, never developed, near Tobermory
  • Dunkeld village in Brant Twp.
  • Carnegie Post Office – in Elderslie Twp.
  • Dunblane – in Saugeen Twp.
  • Eden Grove – in Brant Twp.
  • Ellengowan – in Brant Twp.
  • Enniskillen – in Greenock Twp.
  • Eskdale Post Office – Kincardine Twp.
  • Gillies Hill Post Office – in Elderslie Twp.
  • Hardwick town plot in Eastnor Twp.
  • Invermay – in Arran Twp.
  • Langside Post Office in Kinloss Twp.
  • Lisburn Post Office in Huron Twp.
  • Lochalsh Post Office in Huron Twp.
  • Lockerby Mills – in Elderslie Twp.
  • Lovat Post Office – in Saugeen Twp.
  • Malcolm Post Office – in Brant Twp.
  • Maplehill Post Office – in Brant Twp.
  • Malta – in Bruce Twp.
  • Moscow (Cheviot P.O.) – in Culross Twp.
  • Port Bruce – in Bruce Twp.
  • Purple Grove Post Office – in Huron Twp.
  • Queen Hill Post Office – in Saugeen Twp.
  • Skipness Post Office – in Amabel Twp.
  • Solway – in Brant Twp.
  • Spry Post Office – in Eastnor Twp.
  • Vesta Post Office – in Elderslie Twp.
  • Verdun Post Office – in Huron Twp.
  • Williscroft Post Office – in Elderslie Twp.
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