Ontario Locator Ontario (Canada) Place Names, Past & Present
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Ontario Locator helps locate Ontario Place Names for your Genealogy or History Research
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The idea for this website came about after it was noticed I wasn't the only genealogist struggling to find out where an Ontario place name was located. So why not have a website dedicated to solving this dilemma?

Since then the Ontario Locator has grown drastically thanks to queries and additions sent in by visitors as well as countless hours of research on my end! Originally part of OntarioGenWeb, Ontario Locator still works on the same principle - information is free and readily available.

Thank you to everyone who has used and recommended Ontario Locator. Your support is appreciated!

Ontario Locator was created 7 Feb 1998 and is maintained by Sherri Pettit.

Sources of Information

Various visitors who have added/corrected information. Thank you! Your help is greatly appreciated.

Alberta, University of. The Canadian Encyclopedia. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1988.

Carter, Floreen. Place Names of Ontario. London: Phelps Publishing Company, 1984.

Chicago, University of. Canada Gazetteer Atlas. : MacMillan of Canada, 1980.

Gazetteer of Canada: Ontario. : Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names , 1974.

Garner, M.E. & Prong, C.F.. Index of Townships: Ontario. : Nipissing Branch OGS, 1992.

Lovell, John. Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America 1873. Milton: Global Heritage Press, 1998.

Ontario Provincial Road Atlas. : Rand McNally, 2007.

Mika, Nick & Helma. Places In Ontario. Belleville: Mika Publishing Company.

Ontario Transportation Map Series. : Ministry of Transportation, 1984.

Rayburn, Alan. Naming Canada: Stories about Place Names from Canadian Geographic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001.

Rayburn, Alan. Place Names of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.

Scott, David. Ontario Place Names: The Historical, Offbeat or Humorous Origins of more than 1000 Communities.

Smith, William Henry. Smith's Canadian Gazetteer: Canada West, 1846. Toronto: Coles Publishing Company, 1970 (republished).

Taylor, Bruce W. Place Names of Temiskaming. New Liskeard: White Mountain Publications, 2000.

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