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Bruce County Historical Society


Bruce County, Ontario, Canada


Incorporated 1901 - 1915       Re-incorporated 1957

Bruce County History

Bruce County was named for James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine, who was Governor General of the Province of Canada from 1847 to 1854.

Subject Index of the Bruce County Historical Society Yearbooks 1967 - 2015

PDF file Surname Index for the History of the County of Bruce by Norman Robertson (PDF, 790 KB)

Articles from the Bruce County Historical Society's past Bruce County Historical Notes newsletters

Articles from the Bruce County Historical Society's past Yearbooks

Bruce County Barn Project A project to photograph Bruce County barns.

Settlement History

The Durham Road

The Garafraxa Road

Military History

The 160th Bruce Battalion

The 32nd Bruce Battalion

Veterans of the War of 1812

Men of Bruce Answered Call of 1870

Bruce County Military Project  A project to compile information on the armed forces members and veterans of Bruce County.

Political History

Bruce County Council
The 19 member Bruce County Council.
This photo was taken between 1896 and 1924.
The only identified person is county treasurer Norman Robertson, front row left.

Wardens of the County of Bruce

Members of the Parliament of Canada Representing the County of Bruce

Members of the Legislature of the Province of Canada (Canada West) Representing the County of Bruce

Members of the Legislature of the Province of Ontario Representing the County of Bruce

Municipal History

Municipalities within the County of Bruce prior to the 1998 amalgamation. See the links page for the names of the new municipalities.

Towns Townships Villages
Chesley Albemarle Hepworth
Kincardine Amabel Lion's Head
Port Elgin Arran Lucknow
Southampton Brant Mildmay
Walkerton Bruce Paisley
Wiarton Carrick Ripley
  Culross Tara
  Eastnor Teeswater
  Elderslie Tiverton
  Greenock  
  Huron  
  Kincardine  
  Kinloss  
  Lindsay  
  St. Edmunds  
  Saugeen  

    Railroads History

See the links page. 

Lighthouses History

See the links page.

Marine History

See links to Lake Huron charts on the maps page.

Also see the links page.