Walling's 1862 County maps of Eastern Ontario
Library and Archives Canada
February 21, 2010:, 2008:
Thanks to Allen Craig for sending in the following extremely useful material.
The Walling's Company published maps of individual counties in eastern Ontario in
1862. These maps, which show individual lot and concession numbers for each township
also show the location of settlers, by township, who had been on their land in 1862.
You can zoom in to pinpoint geographical features in 1862, five years before Confederation.
I notice that you have expanded the area covered by the site to include most of the
Rideau Valley so I thought you might like to have the following links to Walling's
1862 County maps. Much like Beldens 1879 maps these have individuals on township lots
named and in many instances there is also a directory for the villages.
February 21, 2010:
N.B. Al Craig has kindly sent in the new links to the Walling's Maps:
Here is a fix, sort of, for the Walling Maps page. As you will recall LAC has removed the Mr. Sid versions and
substituted pdf's instead; so I have had to forego direct links to the image pages and opt for the descriptive
record instead; to access the maps click on the drop down box titled associated images and select the section
you want to see and it will open as a pdf. Note: depending on your browser settings you may have to allow a
new window to open.
Prescott, Russell, etc.
Part 1 Cumberland, Clarence, Plantagenet North
Part 2 Alfred, Longueil, Hawkesbury West, Hawkesbury East
Part 3 Russell, Cambridge, Finch, Winchester,
Part 4 Kenyon, Charlottenburgh, Lancaster, Cornwall (part)
Part 1 Villages, Towns, North Crosby, Bastard, South Burgess, South Elmsley, Kitley
Part 2 Brockville, Prescott, Elizabethtown
Part 3 South Crosby, Leeds, Lansdowne, Yonge
Part 4 South Gower, Oxford, Wolford, Edwardsburgh, Augusta
Part 1 Fraser, Alice, Pembroke, Tafford, Allumette Island, North Algona, Wilberforce,
South Algona, Brougham( part)
Part 2 Westmeath, Calumet Island, Bromley, Horton, Ross, Admaston, Grattan Bagot, McNab
Part 3 Lyndock, Griffith, Mattawachen, Brougham (part), Miller
Part 4 North Canonto, South Canonto, Lavant, Dalhousie, Darling, Blithfield,
Lanark(part), Bathurst, North Sherbrooke, South Sherbrooke
Here's an example from Renfrew County. Calabogie Lake area in 1862, before the
ski hill, the hydroelectric power dams and the condominiums. Only pioneers, deer and
fish and spectacular countryside.
Calabogie Lake in 1862
Map Source: Wallings 1863 Map of Renfrew County
March 16, 2008:
Thanks for the maps, but I wonder, who digitizes these? I've seen later maps
digitized by one of the universities. What I'd really like to know is why can I not
find these digitized maps from the same time frame (1860-1880) for the townships
on the north side of the Ottawa River (Quebec) ?
The Walling maps are from the National Map Collection at Library and Archives Canada,
only a small part of the collection has been digitized but there is an online index of
the whole collection on the LAC website.
From here you should be able to tell if similar maps for Lower Canada/ Canada East
exist. You will have to play around with keywords quite a bit but you can limit the
search to only maps that have digital images on line by clicking the appropriate box.
Its important to remember that the maps were originally produced as commercial
enterprises; companies only made them if there was a market, usually determined by
selling subscriptions before the map was printed so not every county was done.
Hope this helps,
Hi Again Al
Thought I would try and track down the Walling map for Carleton...there is one
on microfiche at LAC but even better there is an original on display at Phinneys
Point Historic Site.
There is also an original of the Lanark map including the parts missing from
the online version at the Lanark Archives located in the old Drummond Township Hall
bldg at Drummond Centre (about 10 Km east of Perth on Hwy 7) hours of operation
are posted on the Lanark County Genealogy Society website.
E-mail Allen Craig, Karen and Al Lewis
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