Fawne Stratford-Devai's links to Ontario Historical County and District Maps
(This list of links was submitted as an e-mail to the UOVGEN mailing list by Fawne)

For those confused by the various changes in the administrative boundaries
of Ontario I would suggest the following links to help you visually see what
the province looked like and the extent of settlement also:

ONTARIO DISTRICTS 1788 (UPPER CANADA 1788):


UPPER CANADA (ONTARIO) DISTRICTS 1836

 
CANADA WEST (ONTARIO) DISTRICTS 1845


CANADA WEST: DISTRICTS, COUNTIES & TOWNSHIPS OF 1846


Description of the Districts and Counties of Ontario


Lanark County History and Maps


Map of Census Districts - ONTARIO- 1871

SOUTHERN ONTARIO TOWNSHIPS & DISTRICTS


NORTHERN ONTARIO TOWNSHIPS & DISTRICTS

Ontario in 1852- Canadiana Map Reprint Series, No. 1 to 10, by: Global
Heritage Press. This set of 10 maps was drawn by Thomas Maclear to
illustrate W.H. Smith's Canada: Past, Present and Future. Published in 1852,
shortly after the Municipal Act came into effect, these maps show township
and county boundaries, major settlements, rivers, lakes and transportation
routes, in the surveyed townships of Canada West, which covered a large
portion of what is now Southern Ontario. The complete set of the maps can be
purchased from Global Genealogy through the following link:
http://globalgenealogy.com/101220.htm

An example of the maps from the above series:


1852 Map of Essex, Kent & Lambton Counties


1852 Map of Middlesex, Oxford & Norfolk Counties

 
1852 Map of Lincoln, Haldimand & Welland Counties

 
1852 Map of York & Simcoe Counties

 
1852 Map of Waterloo, Huron, Perth and Bruce Counties

 
1852 Map of Peterborough, Durham & Northumberland Counties
 
1852 Map of Hastings, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Counties


1852 Map of Prince Edward County

 
1852 Map of Lanark, Renfrew, Carleton, Leeds & Grenville Counties

1852 Map of Prescott & Russell and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry:

Also take some time and visit the 
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and
Archives

Hudson Bay Lowlands


ONTARIO GENWEB: ONTARIO LOCATOR
from the Ontario locator site there are links to maps such as:

1713 Ontario: 

ONTARIO in 1830: 
(Ontario was not called Ontario in 1830 -- it was Upper Canada)


ONTARIO in 1851 (actually called Canada West in 1851)


North Eastern Ontario (Present Day)


North Western Ontario (Present Day)


South-Eastern Ontario (present day)

 
South-Western Ontario (present day)

Make sure you carefully review the various maps by county and then head over
to the
 individual County GenWeb pages

see also the large map of southern Ontario at 
Granny's Garden (includes
counties and townships)

When you have time, visit the 
Historical Atlas of Canada Online Learning
Project:

don't miss the National Archives exhibit: 
CANADA AT SCALE: MAPS OF OUR
HISTORY


good luck with your research

Fawne Stratford-Devai


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