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PABOS, Gaspe co., Que. See Grand Pabos.

PACQUET, a small fishing station on the French shore, Nfld., 12 miles from La Scie. Pop, 10.

PAINCOURT, Kent co., Ont. See Dover South.

PAINSEC JUNCTION, a post village in Westmorland co., N.B., on the I.R., 96 miles from St. John. Pop. 50.

PAINSWICK or PENSWICK, a post village in Simcoe co., Ont., 3 miles from Allendale. Pop. 50.

PAISLEY, a flourishing post village in Bruce co., Ont , situated at the confluence of the Teeswater and Saugeen Rivers, and on the W. G. & B. R., 86 miles N.W. of Guelph. It contains 3 churches, an iron foundry, a brewery, woolen factory, grist and saw mills, a telegraph office, a printing office issuing a weekly newspaper, about 25 stores, and 2 hotels. Pop. 1,000.

PAISLEY, Cardwell co., Ont. See Caledon East.

PAKENHAM, a flourishing post village of Ontario, co. of Lanark, on the Mississippi River, with a station on the B.& O.R., 61 miles from Brockville.  It contains 4 churches, 2 woolen factories, saw and grist mills, several stores and hotels, a telegraph office, &c, and has a large trade in lumber and country produce. Pop. 600.

PALERMO, a post village in Halton co., Ont., 3 miles fro Bronte. It contains an iron foundry, 2 stores and an hotel. Pop. 150.

PALESTINE, a post town in the district of Marquette, Man., situated on the Jordan River (which flows into the Big Grass Lake, about 4 miles from the village), 37 miles from Portage la Prairie. It contains two churches, a school house, one store and one blacksmith shop. The country around is new, the first settlement being made in 1872. Palestine lies 14 miles S. of Lake Manitoba in which numerous kind of fish abound, 30 miles E. of the Riding Mountains, and 100 miles W. of Winnipeg, on the proposed route of the Canada Pacific railroad.

PALMER RAPIDS, a post village in Renfrew co., Ont., on the Madawaska River, 55 miles from Renfrew.  It contains a telegraph office, 1 store, 1 hotel, 1 saw mill and 1 grist mill.

PALMER'S (on MORDEN) ROAD, a post village in Kings co., N.S., on the W. & A.R., 2 miles from Aylesford.  It has two tanneries. Pop. 100.

PALMERSTON or DRYDEN, a post village in Perth co., Ont. on the W.G. & B.R., 30 miles from Elora.  It contains 6 stores, 3 hotels and a saw mill. Pop. 150.

PALMERSTON or ST. LOUIS, a post village and settlement in Kent co., N.B., situated on the Kouchibouguacis River, 6 miles from Richibucto. It contains 4 saw mills, a carding mill and a gristmill. Pop.600.

PALMERSTON DEPOT, Oxford co., Ont. See Embro.

PALSGRAVE, a post office in Cardwell co., Ont., 14 miles from Bolton.

PANMURE, a post village in Carleton co., Ont., 7 miles from Pakenham. Pop. 100.

PAPA ISLAND, an island in the River Etchemin, Dorchester co. ,Que.

PAPINEAUVILLE, a thriving post village in Ottawa co., Que., on the River Ottawa, 41 miles E. of Ottawa. It contains 2 telegraph offices, 4 stores, 3 hotels, a tannery, and a flouring mill. Pop. 500.

PAQUETTE or ST. VENANT, a post village in Compton, co., Que., 22 miles from Coaticook. Pop. 200.

PARADISE, a post village in Annapolis co., N.S., on the W. & A. R., 19 miles from Annapolis. It contains 5 saw mills, 2 gristmills, 2 tan aeries, a cheese factory, a telegraph office and 4 stores. There are excellent granite quarries in the vicinity. Pop. 350.

PARHAM or ANDERSON MILLS, a post village in Addington co., Ont., 22 mile; from Harrowsmith. It contains 2 stores and 2 hotels. Pop. 50.

PARIS, an incorporated town of Ontario, co. of Brant, on Grand River, at the intersection of the, Great Western and (Buffalo and Goderich branch) Grand Trunk railways, 29 miles W. of Hamilton. Smith's Creek, which here enters Grand River, divides Paris into two parts, called the upper and lower villages. Here are agencies of several insurance companies, 6 church's, a branch bank, 2 telegraph offices, 2 newspaper offices, 7 hotels, about 40 stores, and manufactories of woolen goods, iron castings, machinery, leather, flour and tobacco. The town also contains an oil refinery, pottery, knitting mills, plaster mills, &c. There are extensive beds of gypsum in the vicinity. Paris is a port of entry. Total value of imports for 1872, $63,618; exports $213,292. Pop 2,640.

PARK CORNER, a post village in Queens co., P.E.I., 8 miles from Princetown. Pop. 200.

PARKER, a post office in Wellington co., Ont., 9 miles from Elora.

PARKER'S COVE, a post settlement in Annapolis co., N.S., on the Bay of Fundy, 8 miles from Annapolis. Pop. 80.

PARKE'S CREEK, a post office in the district of Lisgar, Man., 19½ miles N. of Fort Garry.

PARK HEAD, a post village in Bruce co., Ont., 15 miles from Owen Sound. Pop. 150.

PARK HILL, an important market town of Ontario, co. of Middlesex, on the G. T. R, 128½ miles from Toronto. It contains 2 telegraph offices, several churches and hotels, about 30 stores, and manufactories of iron castings, mill machinery, leather, musical instruments, &c., also grist, saw and carding mills, and a newspaper office. Pop. 1,500.

PABKHURST, a post village in Lotbinière co., Que., 17 miles from Craig's Road. Pop. 150.

PARMA, a post village in Addington co, Ont., 18 miles from Napanee. Pop. 70.

PARRSBOROUGH, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, co. of Cumberland, on a strait connecting Minas Basin with the Bay of Fundy, 23 miles from Athol. It contains about 20 stores, 4 hotels, a tannery, and saw and grist mills, and has a considerable trade in lumber and shipping. Parrsborough is a port of entry. The number of arrivals for 1872 was 96 (tons 11,1 69), and the clearances 43 (tons 4,819). Total value of imports $27,596; exports $18,684. Pop. 800.

PARRSBOROUGH SHORE, a post office in Cumberland Co., N.S., 26 miles from Parrsborough.

PARRY SOUND, a district in the N. part of Ontario, or the E. shore of Georgian Bay, comprises an area of 2,188,580 acres. Pop. 1,519.

PARRY SOUND, a post village in the district of Algoma, Ont., on Georgian Bay, 70 miles from Collingwood. It contains a telegraph office, 4 stores and 2 saw mills. Pop, 1,052.

PARTRIDGE ISLAND, a village and headland of Nova Scotia, in Parrsborough township, co. of Cumberland. The headland is noted for the variety of its minerals. The village contains an hotel and a store. Pop. l00.

PARTRIDGE ISLAND, New Brunswick, is in St. John harbor, an inlet of the Bay of Fundy, S. of St. John. It is a quarantine station, and has a lighthouse. In foggy weather a steam whistle is sounded every minute. A ball buoy is established near the east side of the island.

PASPEBIAC, a post village in Bonaventure co., Que ,on the Baie des Chaleurs, 68 miles from Perce. It has an extensive trade in the fisheries, and contains a telegraph office, an hotel, 2 churches, and 4 stores. Pop. 250.

PASSEKEAG, a post village in Kings co., N.B., 26 miles from St. John. Pop. 150.

PASS ISLAND, an island at the entrance to Hermitage Bay, Nfld., 16 miles from Harbor Briton, it is settled by fishermen. Pop. 160.

PATRICK COVE, a small fishing settlement in the district of Placentia and St. Marys, Nfld., 14 miles from Placentia. Pop. 40.

PATTERSON, a post village in York co., Ont., 1¾ miles from Richmond Hill. It contains an agricultural implement factory, and a telegraph office. Pop. 500

PATTERSON SETTLEMENT, a post settlement in Sunbury co., N.B., 3 miles from Blissville Station.

PATTON'S SIDING, a station on the G, W. R., Middlesex co., Ont, 15 miles from London.

PAUDASH, a post village in Peterborough co., Ont., 59 miles from Peterborough. Pop. 50.

PAVILLION, a post office in the district of Lilloet, B.C., 367 miles from New Westminster.

PEABODY, a post village in Grey co , Ont., 22½ miles from Owen Sound. Pop 300.

PEACH ISLAND, Ont., is in the S. W. part of Lake St. Clair.

PEARCETON, a post village in Missisquoi co., Que., 4 miles from Stanbridge East. Pop 80.

PEAKE'S ROAD, a station on the P. E Island railway, in Kings co.

PEARCE'S HARBOR, a small fishing settlement on Fogo Island, Nfld., 4 miles from Fogo. Pop. 10.

PEARL ISLAND, Newfoundland, in the Bay of Islands, on its W. coast.

PEASLEY'S CORER, a village in Bronte co., Que., 4 miles from Georgeville. Pop. 80.

PECHE, a telegraph station on the Gatineau river, Ottawa co., Que.

PEEL, a county of Ontario, borders upon the N.W. shore of Lake Ontario. It is watered by the Humber River, and is traversed by the Grand Trunk, Great Western, Toronto, Grey and Bruce, and Credit Valley (in course of construction) railways. Capital, Brampton. Area 172,177 acres. Pop. 16,369.

PEEL, a post office in Carleton co., N.B., 34½ miles from Woodstock. p

PEEPABUN, a post office in Wellington co., Ont., 5 mile's from Luther.

PEPFERLAW, a post village in York co., Ont., 10 miles from Canaington. It contains 2 stores, a tannery, saw, grist, and carding mills. Pop. 100.

PEGGY'S COVE, a post settlement in Halifax co., N.S., 30 miles from Halifax. Pop. 150.

PELHAM UNION, a post village in Monck co., Ont., 4 miles from Jordan Station. Pop. 50.

PELTON'S CORNERS, Grenville co., Ont. See South Gower.

PEMBERTON RIDGE a post office in York co., N.B.

PEMBINA, a post village in the district of Provencher, Man., on Red River, 63 miles S. of Fort Garry. See West Lyme.

PEMBROKE, an incorporated town of Ontario, capital of the co. of Renfrew, situated on Allumette Lake, an expansion of the Ottawa river, 15 miles from Renfrew. It contains, besides the county buildings, 3 branch banks, 2 telegraph office, several insurance agencies, stores, hotels, and churches, a foundry, axe factory, saw, grist and woolen mills, and a printing office issuing a weekly newspaper. The Muskrat river, which flows through the centre of the town, affords excellent water power. Pop. 1,508.

PEMBROKE, a settlement in Colchester co., N.S , 11 miles from Rivers-dale. Pop. 350.

PEMBROKE, a settlement in Hants co., N.S., 2G miles from Newport Station. Pop. 150

PEMBROKE, a settlement in Yarmouth co., N.S.; 4 miles from Yarmouth. Pop. 200.

PENDLETON, a post village in Prescott co., Ont., on the South Nation River, 40 miles from Ottawa, 28 miles from L'Orignal. It contains 2 stores and a saw mill. Lead and plumbago are found in the vicinity. There are also sulphur and saline springs Pop. 70.

PENETANGORE, the original name of Kincardine, Bruce co.. Ont., which see.

PENETANGUISHENE, a thriving post village of Ontario, en. of Simcoe, situated on an inlet of Lake Huron, 32 miles N.N.W. of Barrie. It contains the Ontario Reformatory Prison, a telegraph office, several churches, 6 stores, 2 hotels, a tannery and several saw mills. Penetanguishene is a port of entry. Total value of imports for 1872 $9,433; exports $147,364. Pop. 1,000.

PENINSULA GASPE, a post office in Gaspe co., Que., on the River St. Lawrence, 6 miles from Gaspe Basin. It has a telegraph office.

PEXNAT1IAUBOR, a fishing settlement in Halifax co , N.S., 20 miles from Halifax. Pop. 90.

PENNFIELD, a post parish in Charlotte co., N.B., 6 miles from St. George. Pop. 993.

PENNFIELD RIDGE, a post office in Charlotte co., N.B., 8 miles from St. George.

PENOBSQUIS, a post village in Kings co., N.B., on the I. R., 51 miles from St. John. It contains a telegraph office, 3 stores, 2 saw mills and several salt wells, and has manufactories of paper, leather, carriages, &c. Pop. 400.

PENSWICK, Simcoe co., Ont. See Painswick.

PENTLAND, a post village in Wellington co., Ont., 5 miles from Elora. It has a saw mill. Pop. 30.

PENVILLE, a post village in Simcoe co., Ont., 10 miles from Bradford. Pop. 120.

PERCÉ, a post village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Gaspe, situated on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 33 miles from Gaspe Basin. It consist; of two small coves, called North and South Beach. The principal part of the population reside at North Beach which also contains the court house, jail and Roman Catholic church. South Beach contains several important fishery establishments and an Episcopal church. Perce was for some time the residence of Lieutenant General Cox, who was appointed Governor of Gaspe about 1785. The site of the Government house may still be seen. The village contains a telegraph office and 4 or 5 stores. The scenery surrounding Perce is wild and romantic. Pop. 1,743.

PERCE ROOK, properly LE ROCHER PERCÉ, or the PIERCED ROCK, a remarkable rock on the Gaspe coast, opposite the village of Perce. It is 288 feet high, 1,200 feet in length, precipitous all round, and bold to seaward. In it are three arches completely wrought by nature; the centre one is sufficiently large to allow a boat under sail to pass through with ease. It is the resort during the Bummer mouths of vast numbers of sea fowl.

PERCH STATION, a post village in Lambton co., Ont., on the G. T. R., 159 miles W. of Toronto. It has a telegraph office and 2 saw mills.

PERCY, a township of Northumberland co., Ont., and the original name of Warkworth, which see.

PEREAUX, a post village in Kings co., N.S, on Mina Basin, 10 miles from Port Williams Station. Pop. 275.

PERKINS, a pot village in Ottawa co., Que., 16 miles from Ottawa. It has a large lumber trade. Pop. 100.

PERM, a post village in Simcoe co., Ont., on the River Boye, 10 miles from Shelburne. It contains a church, a town hall, a temperance hall an orange hall, and a store. Pop. 20.

PERRETTON, a post village in Renfrew co., Ont., 9 miles from Pembroke. It has a woolen mill.

PERROT, an island in the River St. Lawrence, S.W. of the island of Montreal, between the Lake of Two Mountains and Lake St. Louis. It is about 7 miles long. A bridge on the G. T. R. connects it with Vaudreuil. Pop. 20.

PERRYBORO, a post office in Compton co., Que., 8 miles from Coaticook.

PERRY'S CORNERS, Simcoe co., Ont. See Cookstown.

PERRY'S COVE, a fishing settlement in the district of Bay de Verds, Nfld.,8 miles from Carbonear. Pop. 243.

PERRY SETTLEMENT, a post office in Kings co , N.B., 20 miles from Apohaqui.

PERRYTOWN, a post village in Durham en., Ont., on the M. R., 9 miles from Port Hope. It contains a woolen factory, a telegraph office, and several saw mills. Pop. 200.

PERTH, an incorporated town of Ontario, capital of the co. of Lanark, situated on the River Tay, which has been rendered navigable to the Rideau canal, a distance of 7 miles, by means of 5 locks, capable of admitting barges carrying from 80 to 90 tons, with a station on the B. & O. R., 40 miles N. W. of Brockville. It contains, besides the county buildings, churches of 6 denominations, several assurance agencies, 2 branch banks, 2 telegraph offices, 2 printing offices issuing weeky newspapers, about 40 stores, saw and grist mills, and manufactories of machinery, woolens, leather, furniture, &c. There are large deposits of mica, plumbago, iron and phosphate of lime in the vicinity. Pop. 2,375.

PERTH, a post village and settlement in Victoria co., N.B, on the River St John, 45 miles from Woodstock. It was at one time the capital of the county. Pop. 500.

PETAWAWA, a post village in Renfrew co., Ont., 10 miles from Pembroke. It has a saw mill and several hotels.

PETCHVILLE, a village in York co., Ont., 2½ miles from Aurora Pop. 80.

PETERBOROUGH, a county near the central part of Ontario, comprises an area of 1,59;J,3G8 acres. It contains numerous lakes which give rise to the Otonabee river, and many smaller streams. A railway connect; its capital, Peterborough, with Lake Ontario on the S. and Georgian Bay on the N. Pop. 30,473.

PETERBOROUGH,, an incorporated town of Ontario, capital of the co. of Peterborough, on the Otonabee river, with a station on the M. R., a :d also on the route of the proposed Ontario and Quebec railway, 31 miles N E of Port Hope, 94 miles N.E. of Toronto. It contains, besides the county buildings, churches of 6 denominations, 4 branch banks, 2 telegraph offices, 2 newspaper offices, about 73 stores, several saw and grist mills, and manufactories of iron castings, steam engines, machinery, agricultural implements, leather, woolens, wooden ware, &c, and has a large export trading grain, pork and lumber. The streets of Peterborough are well laid out and lighted with gas. A handsome bridge connects the town with Ashburnham, a thriving village on the opposite banks of the Otonabee. Previous to 1825, Peterborough was known as Indian Plain or Scott's Landing. It was covered with scattered oaks and small brush, and was on the portage to Lake Chemong, the head of the Otonabee navigation. In that year Col. Peter Robinson, of Newmarket, (a brother of the late Chief Justice of Ontario,) was sent out by Earl Bathurst in charge of 2,000 emigrants. He conducted them from the south of Ireland to the Indian Plains, where he encamped them and subsequently settled them in the neighboring townships. Col. Robinson then lived in a tent on a rising ground close to the river side, and one day at a dinner party which he gave in his tent the question arose what name to give the future town. It was then decided that it should be called Peterborough, after Col. Robinson. There were present at the dinner the Hon. Thomas A. Stewart, Mr. Alex. McDonald, Dr. Reid, of Perth, Mr. Sydney Bellingham, M.P. for Argenteuil, and one or two others. The name was adopted and Col. Robinson gave orders that it should be laid out in town and park lots, and promised each of his guests a town and park lot. The land upon which the town stands was then valued at $1 an acre. Pop. in 1871, 4,611.

PETERSBURG, a post village in Waterloo co., Ont., on the G. T. R.,68¾ miles W. of Toronto,6 miles S. of Berlin. It has a telegraph office, a tannery, 2 stores and 2 hotels. Pop. 150.

PETERSBURG, Welland co., Ont. See Humberstone.

PETERSON, a post office in Peterborough co., Ont., 42 miles from Bobcaygeon.

PETERSON'S FERRY, a post village in Prince Edward co., Ont., 10 miles from Napanee. Pop. 50.

PETER'S RIVER, a fishing settlement in the district of Placentia and St. Marys, Nfld., 10 miles from St. .Marys.

PETER'S RIVER, a settlement in Gloucester co., N.B., on a river of the same name, 5 miles from Bathurst. Pop. 50.

PETER'S ROAD, a post village in Kings co.. P E I , 10 miles from Georgetown. It contains an hotel, a saw mill and a grist mill. Pop. 200.

PETERSVILLE, a post village and suburb of London, Ont., situated on a branch of the River Thames, immediately opposite the foot of Lichfield street, It contains several stores. Blackfriar's Bridge connects it with the city. Pop. 400.

PETERSVILLE, a post village in Queens co., N.B., 10 miles from Welsford. It contains 6 stores and 2 saw mills. Pop. 200.

PETERSVILLE, a settlement in Kings co., P.E.I. Pop. 75.

PETERSVILLE CHURCH, a post settlement in Queens co., N.B., 22 miles from Gagetown. Pop. 200.

PETHERTON, a post village in Wellington co., Ont.3 miles from Kenilworth. It contains 4 stores and 1 hotel. Pop. 130.

PETITCODIAC, a thriving post village in Westmorland co., N.B., on the Petitcodiac River, and on the I. R., 66 miles N. of St. John. It contains 2 churches, 2 saw mills, 2 stores, 2 hotels, a public hall, and a telegraph office. Pop. 400.

PETITE DE GRAT, a post village in Richmond co., N.S., on the south shore of Isle Madame, 3 miles from Arichat. It contains 2 stores. Its inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the fisheries. Pop. 350.

PETITE ISLE, in the River Yamaska, a little above the S. point of Isle St. Jean, Que.

PETITE PASSAGE, or TIVERTON, a post village in Digby CO., N.S , on Bong Bland, 3o miles from Digby. Here is a lighthouse. Pop. 200.

PETITE COTE, a settlement in Hochelaga co., Que., at the head of the Papineau Road, 2 miles from Montreal. Here are extensive limestone quarries. Pop. 300

PETITE RIVIERE BRIDGE, a post settlement in Lunenburg co., N.S., 20 miles from Bridgetown. Pop. 600.

PETITES, a small fishing settlement in the district of Ba Poile, Nfld., 6 miles from Rose Blanche. Pop. 300.

PETIT FORD, a small fishing settlement in the district of Placentia and St. Marys, Nfld., 4 miles from Paradise. Pop. 57.

PETIT METIS, a post village in Rimouski co., Que., on the River St. Lawrence, 4 miles from St. Octave. Pop. 100.

PETIT ROCHER, a settlement in Gloucester co., N.B., 12 milts from Bathurst. Pop. 250.

PETROLIA, an incorporated village of Ontario, co. of Lambton, situated on Bear Creek, in the heart of the oil regions, with a station on the G. W. R., 50 miles SW. of London. It contains over 100 petroleum wells, producing 8,000 to 10,000 brls weekly, and eight large refineries; also saw and grist mills, a number of stores, 2 telegraph offices, and 2 printing offices issuing weekly newspapers. Pop. 2,651.

PETROLIA JUNCTION, a station on the Petrolia branch of the G. W. R., 46 miles from London Ont.

PETTY HARBOR, a large, fishing settlement in the district of St. John's, Nfld., on the straight shore, 10 miles south of St. John's. Pop. 900.

PETWORTH, a post village in Addington co., Ont., at the head of the River Napanee, 18 miles from Napanee. It has a telegraph office, 2 hotels and 3 stores. Pop. 200.

PEVERIL, a post village in Vandreuil co., Que., 12 miles from Coteau Station. It contains 2 stores, a carding mill, and grist and saw mill. Pop. 80.

PHELPSTON a post office in Simcoe co.. Ont., 14 miles from Barrie.


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

 

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