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Oak Bay to Ontario, Canada

OAK BAY, a post settlement in Charlotte co., N.B., 6 miles from St. Stephen. Pop. 750.

OAKFIELD, a post village in Halifax co., N.S., with a station on the I R., 25 miles from Halifax.

OAKHAM or SALMON CREEK SETTLEMENT, a post settlement in Queens co., N.B., on Washademoak River, 14 miles from Ossekeag. It contains 1 store, 1 saw mill, and 1 grist mill. Pop. 108.

OAK HILL, a post settlement in Charlotte co., N.B., 11 miles from St. Stephen. Pop. 300.

OAK HILL, a post village in Victoria co , Oat., 7 miles from Coboconk. Pop. 100.

OAKLAND, a post village in Brant co., Out., 10 miles from Brantford. It contains several stores, a saw and grist mill, and an iron foundry. Pop. 200.

OAKLAND, a settlement in Hants CO., N.S., 2 miles from Newport Landing. Pop. 130.

OAKLAND, a settlement in Lunenburg co , N.S , 2 miles from Mahone Bay. Pop. 353.

OAK PARK, a post village in Shelburne co., N.S., 3 miles from Barrington. Pop. 130,

OAK POINT, a post settlement in the district of Marquette, Man , on me east shore of Lake Manitoba, 30 miles from Fort Garry. It contains about 20 houses, a cattle station and a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company. The country here is not adapted for farming, being stony, marshy and salty.

OAK POINT, a post settlement in Northumberland co , N.B., on the south side of the Miramichi, 13 miles from Chatham. Pop. 100.

OAK POINT, a post village and river port in Kings co., N B , on the St . John River, 25 miles from St. John Champlain landed here in 1604. Pop. 150.

OAK POINT, a settlement in Kings co, N.S., on Minas basin, 7 miles from Port Williams Station. Pop. 100.

OAK RIDGES, a post Village in York co., Ont, 8 miles from King. It contains 2 stores and a saw mill. Pop. 25.

OAKVILLE, a flourishing post village and port of entry of Oakville, Halton co., situated on the shore of Lake Ontario, at the outlet of Sixteen Mile Creek, with a station on the G.W.R.,22 miles S.S.W. of Toronto. It contains 5 churches, a number of stores, several hotels, mills and factories, ship building yards, 2 telegraph offices, and a printing office issuing a weekly newspaper. Total value of imports for 1872 $12,853; exports $68,691. Pop. 1,604.

OAKVILLE, Soulanges co., Que. See Mountjoy.

OAKWOOD, a post village in Victoria co., Ont., 8 miles from Lindsay. It contains a paper mill, 2 hotel-, 6 stores, and 2 telegraph offices. Pop. 500.

OBAN, a post village in Lambton co., Ont., 3 miles from Mandamin. Pop. 175.

OCHRE PIT COVE, a fishing settlement in the district of Bay de Verds, Nfld., on the north shore of Conception Bay, 18 miles from Carbonear. Pop. 350.

ODELLTOWN, a village in St. Johns co., Que., 3 miles from Lacolle. Pop. 150.

ODERIN, a small island off the west coast of Placentia Bay, Nfld , 13 miles from Mortier. It has a fine harbor, and is settled by fishermen. Pop. 387.

ODESSA, formerly MILL CHEEK, a flourishing post village of Ontario, co. of Lennox, situated on the post road from Kingston to Napanee, 12 miles from Kingston. It contains 3 churches, 2 grist mills, a saw mill, a planing mill, 2 woolen mills, 2 foundries, lath and shingle mills, sash and door factory, &c.; also a telegraph office, 4 hotels, and about 12 Stores. Pop. 750

OFFA, or CRAWFORD, a post village in Huron co., Out., 16 miles from Lucan. Pop. 100.

OGILVIE, a post village in Kings co., N.S , on the Bay of Fundy, 8 miles from Berwick. Pop. 89.

OHIO, a post settlement in Antigonish co., N.S , on Wen River, 10 miles from Antigonish. Pop. 200.

OHIO, a settlement in Lunenburg co , N.S., 16 miles from Bridgewater. Pop. 300.

OHIO, a settlement in Shelburne co., N S., 3 miles from Shelburne. Pop. 300.

OHIO, a settlement in Yarmouth co., N.S., 7 miles from Yarmouth. Pop. 400.

OHSWEKEN, a post office in Brant co., Ont.

OIL CREEK, Lambton co., Out. See Copleston.

OIL SPRINGS, a post village in Lambton co., Ont., on Black Greek, 5 miles from Petrolia. This place was a few years ago the scene of considerable business. As many as 35 oil wells were opened, one yielding 3,000 to 5,000 barrels every 24 hours During the years 1863 to 1866 from 10,000 to 20,000 barrels of petroleum were shipped annually. The wells, however, about the latter year ceased to flow, and operations were transferred to Petrolia, where fresh discoveries had been made. A few wells are still opened here. The village contains a telegraph office, an hotel and 6 stores. Pop. 350.

OKA, formerly LAKE OP TWO MOUNTAINS, an Indian village in the co. of Two Mountains, Que., situated on Lake of Two Mountains, an expansion of the Ottawa river, 36 miles from Montreal. The Indian tribes presented here are the Algonquins, Iroquois, Nipissingues and Ottawas. Pop. 1,150.

OLD BARNS, or BE AVER BROOK, a post village in Colchester co., N.S., 6 miles from Truro; Pop. 375.

OLD BONAVEXTURE, a fishing settlement in the district of Trinity, Nfld.. 18 miles from Trinity. Pop. 119.

OLD DURHAM, Drummond co., Que. See Danby.

OLD FORT ISLES, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, near the N.E. extremity of the Siguenay coast.

OLDHAM, a post village in Hants co., N.S., 3 miles from Entield. Gold is found here. Pop. 500.

OLD MAN'S BAY, a small fishing settlement in the district of Burgeo and La Poile, Nfld., 20 miles from Burgee. Pop. 15.

OLD MONTROSE, a post office in Kent co., Out., 33 miles from Chatham.

OLD PERLICAN, a post town and port of entry of Newfoundland, district of Trinity, 28 miles from Heart's Content. Inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the fishery. Pop. 868.

OLD SHOP, a small fishing settlement in the district of Trinity, Nfld., 38 miles from Heart's Content. Pop. 40.

O'LEARY ROAD, a station on the Prince Edward Island rail way, in Prince co.

OLINDA, a post village in Essex co., Ont., 6 miles from Leamington. It contains 2 stores and a broom factory. Pop. 100.

OLINVILLE, a post office in Queens co., N.B., 30 miles from Gagetown.

OLIVER'S COVE, a small fishing settlement in the district of Placentia and St. Marys, Nfld., 23 miles from Placentia. Pop. 60.

OMAGH, a post office in Halton co., Ont., 5 miles from Milton.

OMEMEE, a flourishing post village of Ontario, co. of Victoria, on the M. R., 33 miles from Port Hope. It contains 3 churches, a telegraph office, a printing office issuing a weekly newspaper, an nun foundry, a tannery, saw, grist, and woolen mills, and about 20 stores. Pop. 600.

OMPAH, a post village in Addington co., Ont., on Trout Lake, 47 miles from Perth. Pop. 100.

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILE HOUSE, a post office in the district of Cariboo, B.C., 342 miles from New Westminster.

ONEIDA, a post village in Haldimand co, Ont., 1 miles from Cayuga. Pop. 200.

ONGLEY, a post village in Northumberland co., Ont., 5 miles from Brighton. Pop. 60.

ONONDAGA, a post village in Brant co. Ont., on the Grand River, and on the G. T. R., 73 miles from Brantford. It contains 4 stores and a grist mill. Pop. 400.

ONSLOW, a post settlement in Colchester co., M.S., 3 miles from Truro. Pop. ?30.

ONSLOW, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, co. of Colchester, on the estuary of Salmon river, opposite Truro, 66miles N. of Halifax. Pop. 250.

ONSLOW or QUIO, a river port of Ottawa, situated on the Ottawa River, 25 miles from Aylmer. It contains 6 stores, 3 hotels, and several mills and has a large lumber trade. Pop. 500.

ONTARIO, a county in the province of Ont., bordering upon Lake Ontario, has an area of 549,866 acres. This county is watered by several small streams flowing into Lake Ontario, also into Lake Simcoe, which forms its north-western boundary. The Grand Trunk, Toronto and Nipissing, Midland, and Whitby and Port Perry railways intersect this county. Capital, Whitby. Pop. 45,990.


Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America, Edited by P.A. Crossby, 1873

 

Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America


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