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SILVER CREEK, a post village in Halton co., Ont., 3 miles from Georgetown. Pop. 90.

SILVER HARE'S ISLAND, on the N. side of Bonavista Bay, Nfld., 6 miles from Green's Pond. Pop. 45.

SILVER HILL, a post village in Norfolk co., Ont., 12 miles from Simcoe. It has 3 stores. Pop. 50.

SILVER ISLET, a post office in the district of Algoma, Out., 22 miles from Thunder Bay.

SILVER LAKE, Victoria co., Ont. See Galway.

SILVERSHOE, a post office in Simcoe., Ont., 1 miles from New Lowell.

SILVER. STREAM, a post settlement in Victoria co.. N B., 6 miles from Edmundston. Pop 150.

SIMCOE, a county of Ontario, chiefly between Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay. Area 1,065,203 acres. It is intersected by the Northern railway. Capital, Barrie Pop. 57,389.

SIMCOE, an incorporated town of Ontario, capital of the co. of Norfolk, on the River Lynn, and on the G. W. R. (Canada Air line), about 8 miles N. of Lake Erie, and 24 miles from Brantford. It contains, besides the county buildings, churches for the Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and Baptists, 2 branch banks, several assurance and insurance agencies, a grammar and several common schools, a telegraph office, 2 printing offices issuing weekly newspapers, manufactories of iron castings, mi 1 machinery, soap and caudles, potash, Leather, woolens, &c, a distillery, brewery, several saw and flouring mills, and a number of stores Pop. 1,856.

SINGHAMPTON, or MAD RIVER MILLS, a post village in Simcoe co., Ont, 13 miles from Collingwood. It has a woolen factory, and a telegraph office. Pop. 100.

SIR JOHN'S ISLAND, Frontenac co., Ont. See Howe Island.

SISTERS, THE, three islands at the W. extremity of Lake Erie, two belonging to Canada the third to the United States. The largest contains about 25 acres.

SIX MILE BROOK, a poat village in Pictou co., N.S., 5 miles from West River. Pop. 60.

SIX MILE CROSS, or ANDERSON CORNERS, a post village in Huntington co., Que., 35 miles from Caughnawaga. It contains a store and a saw mill. Pop. 180.

SIX .MILE ROAD, or HILLSBOROUGH, a post village and settlement in Cumberland co., N.S., on Northumberland Strait, 13 miles from Thomson. Pop. 400.

SIX PORTAGES, a post village in Ottawa co., Que., on the River Gatineau, 80 miles N. of Ottawa. It has a telegraph office. Pop. 125.

SKEAD'S MILLS, Carleton co., Ont. See Britannia.

SKIPNESS, a post village in Bruce co., Ont., 23, miles from Owen Sound. Pop. 50.

SKINNERS POND, a post village in Prince co., P.E.I., 15 miles from Alberton. Pop. 100.

SKYE, a post village in Glengarry co., Ont., 32 miles from Cornwall. Pop. 100.

SKYE GLEN, a post settlement in Inverness Co., N.S., 5 miles from Whycocomah. Pop. 200.

SLESWICK, a post village in Cardwell co., Out.. 4 miles from Mono Road. Pop. 50.

SLIGO, a post village in Cardwell co., Ont., 3 miles from Charleston. Pop. 70.

SLUICE POINT, a small village in Yarmouth co., N.S., 5, miles from Tusket.

SMART'S ISLAND, on the N. side of Bonavista Bay, Nfld., 1 mile from Green's Pond.

SMITH CREEK, a post settlement in Kings co., N.B., 9 miles from Sussex. Pop. 200.

SMITHFIELD, a post office in Guysborough co., N.S.

SMITHFIELD, a post village in Northumberland co., Ont., 5 miles from Brighton. It has 2 stores. Pop. 100.

SMITHFIELD, Huntingdon co., Que. See Dundee.

SMITH'S, a post village in Westmorland co., N.B., 2 miles from Shediac. Pop. 150.

SMITH'S, a village in Pictou co., N.S., 7 miles from New Glasgow.

SMITH'S CORNERS, Kent co., Ont. Sec Merlin.

SMITHS CORNERS, Middlesex co., Ont. See Lewray.

SMITH'S CORNERS, Northumberland co., Ont. See Wooler.

SMITH'S COVE, a post village in Digby co., N.S., on Annapolis basin, 15 miles from Annapolis. Pop. 125.

SMITH'S FALLS, an incorporated town of Ontario, co. of Lanark, on the Rideau Canal, and on the B. & 0. R., 23 miles N.W. of Brockville. It has manufactories of woolens, agricultural implements, stoves, ploughs, axes, mill machinery, leather, wooden ware, &c.; several grist and saw mills, 5 Protestant churches, a Roman Catholic chapel, 2 telegraph offices, and a number of stores. Pop. 1,500.

SMITHS HILL, Huron co., Ont. See Carlow. .

SMITHS ISLAND, in the Gulf of St, Lawrence, oil' the coast of Inverness co., N.S., 2 miles from Port Hood.

SMITH'S MILLS, a post village in Stanstead co., Que., on the M. V. R., 4J mile; from Stanstead. It has a woolen factory and a telegraph office. Pop. 90.

SMITH'S MILLS, Prince Edward co., Ont. See Demorestville.

SMITHTOWN, a post village in Kings co., N.B., 4 miles from Ossekeag. It contains 2 saw and grist mills, 2 woolen factories, etc. Pop. 150.

SMITHURST, a post village in Wellington co., Out., 3 miles from Clifford. Pop. 80.

SMITHVILLE, a thriving post village in Lincoln co., Out., situated on the Jordan or Twenty Mile Creek, 8 miles from Grimsby. It contains 2 iron foundries, several saw and grist mills, a number of stores, 3 hotels, and a telegraph office. Pop. 350.

SNAKE ISLAND, a beautiful island in Lake Simcoe, occupied by a tribe of Chippewa Indians. Pop. 128.

SNEDDEN'S, a station on the B. & O. R., in Lanark co., Out., 55 miles from Brockville.

SNIDER'S CORNER, Northumberland co., Ont. See Morganston.

SNOOK'S ARM, a fishing settlement in the district of Twillingate and Fogo, Nfld., 5 miles from Tilt Cove. Pop. 35.

SNOW VILLAGE, Hastings co., Ont. See Thurlow.

SODA CREEK, a post town in the district of Cariboo, B.C., situated on the left bank of the Eraser river, 268 miles above Yale. Two hotels, a telegraph office, and one private residence comprise the town. There are several fine farms in the neighborhood. The lakes in this district are well stocked with fish; trout, grey mullet, whitefish, and several other varieties abound. Deer and grouse are plentiful, and yearly the salmon pass up on their way to there spawning places above. The Eraser is navigable from here to Qucsnel, a distance of 60 miles north. During the summer season a stern wheel steamer makes bi-weekly trips.

SOIXANTE, a village in St. Hyacinthe co. Que., on the G. T. R., 28 miles from Montreal. It has a telegraph office. Pop. 225.

SOLINA, a post village in Durham co., Out., 7 miles from Bowmanville. Pop. 125.

SOMBRA, a post village in Bothwell co., Ont., on the River St. Clair, 21 miles from Sarnia. It has a telegraph office, 4 stores, and 2 saw mills. Pop. 100.

SONORA, a post settlement in Guysborough co., N.S., 8 miles from Sherbrooke. Pop. 200.

SOMENOS, a post office in the district of Vancouver, B.C.

SOMERSET, a post village in Kings co., N.S., 2 miles from Berwick. Pop. 180.

SOMERSET, a post village in Prince co., P.E.I., 12 miles from Summerside. Pop. 250.

SOMERSET, a settlement in Lunenburg co., N.S., 14 miles from Bridgewater. Pop. 75.

SOMERSET, or PLESSISVILLE, an incorporated village in Megantic co., Que., on the G. T. R., 51 miles S.W. of Quebec. It contains several saw, grist and carding mills, a tannery, an iron foundry, telegraph office, church, convent, hotels and stores. Pop! 1,200.

SOMERSET, NORTH, a tract in the Arctic region of the North West Territories, forming the N. part of Boothia Felix, and mostly between lat. 73 and 74 N., and W. of lon. 80 3 W., having E. Prince Regent Inlet, and N. Barrow Strait, separating it from Cornwallis Island and North Devon. Cape Clarence is its N.E. extremity, opposite which is Prince Leopold Island. It was discovered by Sir E. Parry in 1819.

SOMERVILLE, a post village in Carleton co., N.B., 101 miles from Woodstock. Pop. 100.

SONYA, a post village in Ontario co., Ont,., 5 miles from Wick. Pop. 80.

SOOKE, a settlement on Vancouver Island, B.C., on Juan de Fuca Strait, W of Esquimalt. Gold is found here.

SOPERTON, a post office in Leeds co., Out., 7 miles from Farmersville.

SOREL or WILLIAM HENRY, an incorporated town of Quebec, capital of the co. of Richelieu, on the right bank of the River Richelieu, at its mouth in Lake St. Peter, 45 miles N.E. of Montreal, 33 miles from St. Hilaire. It occupies the site of a fort built in 1665 by M. de Tracy, a French officer, and was for many years the summer residence of the Governors of Canada. H. R. EL tin Duke of Kent, father of Queen Victoria, at one time resided here. Sorel contains manufactories of engines, mill machinery, stoves, ploughs, leather, bricks, &C. several saw and grist mills, 2 printing offices issuing weekly newspapers, 2 branch banks, severed hotels, 3 or 4 churches, and a number of stores. This is the winter quarters of nearly all the steamboats and craft plying between Montreal and Quebec. Shipbuilding, for which there arc excellent facilities, is largely engaged in. A railway is in course of construction from Montreal to Sorel. Pop. 5,63 5.

SOULANGES, a county at the W. extremity of Quebec, bordering on the St. Lawrence, and traversed by the Grand Trunk railway. Area 87,8S0 acres Capital, Coteau Lauding. Pop.

SOURIS. or COLVILLE BAY, a seaport town of Prince Edward Island, co. of Kings, on the River Souris, near its entrance into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and at the northern terminus of the Prince Edward Island railway, (Mount Stewart and Souris branch,) 52 miles from Charlottetown. Shipbuilding and fishing are the chief occupation of the inhabitants. The town contains several stores and mills. Pop. 500.

SOUTH, a settlement in Lunenburg co., N.S., 3 miles from Lunenburg. Pop. 130.

SOUTHAMPTON, a post settlement in York co., N.I3., on the River St. John, 45 miles above Fredericton Pop. 300.

SOUTHAMPTON, a post village in Cumberland co., N.S., on the Maccan river, 6 miles from Atoll. It contains 2 Presbyterian churches, 2 stores, 3 hotels, 2 saw mills. 1 grist mill, and a woolen mill. Pop. 225.

SOUTHAMPTON, or SAUGEEN, a rising town of Ontario, co. of Bruce, at the mouth of the Saugeen river in Lake Huron, and at the N. terminus of the W. G. & B. R., 60 miles from Goderich. See Saugeen.

SOUTHAMPTON ISLAND, on the N. side of Hudson's Bay, is be n en lat. 62 and 66 N., lon. 80 and 87 W. The coasts are rugged and mountainous. Cape Southampton firms its S. extremity. It is conjectured to be a collection of islands, but its interior is unexplored.

SOUTH BAR OF SYDNEY RIVER, a seaport town of Cape Breton co., N.S., 6 miles from Sydney. It contains an iron foundry, a large shoe factory, a marine slip, and several prosperous stores and hotels. Here the coals from the Sydney mines are shipped; shipbuilding and a considerable business are carried on. Pop. 300.

SOUTH BARNSTON, a post village in Stanstead co., Que., 11 miles from Coaticook. Pop. 140.

SOUTH BAY, a post office in Prince Edward co., Out., 15 miles from Pictou.

SOUTH BAY, a post village in Victoria co., N.S., 48 miles from Baddeck. Pop. 100.

SOUTH BAY, a post village in St. John co., N.B., 3 miles from Fairville. Pop. 100.

SOUTH BOLTON, a post village in Brome co., Que , 19 miles from Waterloo. It has a telegraph office and a saw mill. Pop. 125.

SOUTH BRANCH, a post settlement in Kings co., N.B., on the south branch of the River Kennebaccasis, 6 miles from Penobsquis. Pop. 200.

SOUTH BRANCH, a post village in Colchester co., N.S., on the south branch of the River Stewiacke, 6 miles from Upper Stewiacke. Pop. 250.

SOUTH BRANCH OROMOCTO, Sunbury co., N.B. See Blissville.

SOUTH CAYUGA, or FRY'S CORNERS, a post village in Haldimand co., Ont., 5 miles from Dunnville. It has 2 stores. Pop. 50.

SOUTH DILDO, a small fishing settlement on Trinity Bay, Nfld. Pop. 16.

SOUTH DOURO. a post village in Peterborough co., Ont., 10 miles from Peterborough. Pop. 100.

SOUTH' DUMMER, a post office in Peterborough co., Out, 15 miles from Peterborough.

SOUTH DURHAM, Drummond co., Que. See New Durham.

SOUTH EAST BIGHT, a fishing settlement on the W. side of Placentia Bay, Nfld., 4 miles from Paradise. Pop. 111.

SOUTH EAST PASSAGE, a post office in Halifax Co., N.S., 8 miles from Halifax.

SOUTH ELMSLEY, Leeds co., Ont. See Lombardy.

SOUTH ELY, a post village in Shefford co., Que., 7 miles from Waterloo. Pop. 125

SOUTHERN BAY, a fishing settlement on the W. side of Bonavista Bay, Nfld., 10 miles from Salvage. Pop. 109.

SOUTHERN HARBOR, a fishing settlement on the N.E. side of Placentia Bay, Nfld., 2 miles from La Manche. Pop. 24.

SOUTH FALLS, a hamlet in Simcoe co., Ont.

SOUTH FINCH, a post village in Stormont co., it., 16 miles from Wales It contains 2 saw mills and 3 stores. Pop 100.

SOUTH FORELAND, Essex co., Ont. See Point Pele.

SOUTH GLOUCESTER, a post village in Russell co., Ont., 7 miles from Ottawa. Pop. 60.

SOUTH GOWER, or PELTON'S CORNERS, a post village in Grenville co., Ont., 11 miles from Kemptville Pop 130.

SOUTH GRANBY, a post village in Shefford co , Que., 7 miles from Granby. Pop. 90.

SOUTH GUT OF ST. ANNS, a post settlement in Victoria co., N.S., 12 miles from Baddeck Pop. 150.

SOUTH II AM, Wolfe co., Que. See Ham

SOUTH HARBOR, a village in Victoria co., N. S., on the Atlantic coast, 71 miles from Baddeck.

SOUTH HILL, a bold and picturesque promontory at the south side of the entrance to the harbor of St. John s, Nfld. It is 700 feet high.

SOUTH HINCHINBROOKE, Huntingdon co., Que. Ste Helena.

SOUTH LAGRAISSE, formerly MCDONALD'S MILLS, a post village in Glengarry co., Ont., 8 miles from Lochiel, 21 miles from Riviere Raisin. It contains 1 store, and saw, grist and carding mills. Pop. 50.

SOUTH LAKE, a post village in Leeds co., Ont., 4 miles from Gananoque. Pop 100.

SOUTH McLELLAN'S MOUNTAIN, a post settlement in Pictou co., N.S., 13 miles from New Glasgow. Pop. 120.

SOUTH MARCH, a post village in Carleton co., Ont., 14 miles from Ottawa. Pop. 100.

SOUTH MIDDLETON, a post village in Norfolk co., Out., 9 miles from Tilsonburg. Pop. 60.

SOUTH MONAGHAN, or BLOOMFIELD, or CENTREVILLE, a post village in Peterborough co., Ont., 5 miles from Millbrook. It has 2 stores. Pop. 100.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, a pretty post village in Dundas co., Ont., on the Petite Nation River, 15 miles from Iroquois. It has good water power, and contains several mills and stores, and a telegraph office. Pop. 250.

SOUTH NELSON, a post village in Northumberland co., N.B., 9 miles from Chatham.

SOUTH OHIO, a post village in Yarmouth co., N.S.

SOUTH POTTON, Brome co., Que. See Mansonville Potton.

SOUTHPORT, a seaport of Prince Edward Island, on Hillsborough Bay, immediately opposite Charlottetown. It contains a tannery, a broom factory, several saw and grist mills, a brickfield, and shipyards. A steam ferry runs between here and Charlottetown. Pop. 160.

SOUTH QUEBEC, a flourishing post town of Quebec, co. of Lewis, on the S. side of the St. Lawrence, 2 miles from Quebec. It is one of the most important stations on the G. T. R., possesses a fine harbor, has an extensive lumber and shipping trade, and is the port of arrival and departure of the ocean steamers.. It is contiguous to the town of Levis, and is strongly protected by the formidable fortifications erected a few years ago by the British government. It has a telegraph office and a number of stores. Pop. 3,000.

SOUTH RANGE, a settlement in Hants co., N.S., 9 miles from Digby. Pop. 150.

SOUTH RAWDON, a post settlement in Hauls co., N.S., 10 miles from Newport. Pop. 350.

SOUTH RIVER LAKE, Guysborough co., N.S. See Argyle.

SOUTH ROCKLAND, a pest office in Westmorland co., N.B.

SOUTH ROXTON, a post office in Shefford co., Que., 8 miles from Granby.

SOUTH SIDE BASIN OF RIVER DENNIS, a post settlement in Inverness co., N.S., 24 miles from Port Hastings. Pop. 200.

SOUTH SIDE OP BOULARDERIE, a post settlement in Victoria co., N.S., 3 miles from Boularderie. Pop. 80.

SOUTH SIDE OF WEST MARGAREE, a post settlement in Inverness co., N.S., on Margaree river, 35 miles from Port Hood Pop 125.

SOUTH SIDE OF WHYCOCOMAH BAY, a post settlement in Inverness co., N.S , 8 miles from Whycocomah. Pop. 151.

SOUTH STREAM, a settlement in St. John co., N B., 24 miles from St. John. Pop. 150.

SOUTH STUKELY, or STUKELY, a post village in Shefford Co., Que., 6 miles from Waterloo It contains a telegraph office, an Episcopal church, saw mill, tannery and several stores. Rich copper mines are worked in the vicinity. Pop 150

SOUTHVILLE, a settlement in Digby co., N.S., 30 miles from Digby. Pop. 150.

SOUTH WEST MABOU, a post office in Inverness co., N.S., 5 miles from Port Hood.

SOUTH WESTMEATH, Renfrew co., Ont. See Beachburg.

SOUTH ZORRA, a post village in Oxford co., Ont., 2 miles from Woodstock. Pop. 150.

SPAFFORDTON, a post village in Addington co., Out., 17 miles from Kingston. Pop 25.

SPANIARD'S BAY, a fishing settlement in the district of Trinity, Nfld., 6 miles from Trinity Pop. 27.

SPANIARD'S LAY, a large fishing settlement in the district of Harbor Main, Nfld., on a bay of the same name, 6 miles from Harbor Grace. Spaniard's Bay is almost entirely surrounded by high hills, from which magnificent views of the surrounding country are to be had. Pop. 1,184.

SPANISH RIVER, a post village in the district of Algoma, Ont., on Georgia Bay, at the mouth of Spanish river, 150 miles from Collingwood. Pop. 100.

SPANISH ROOM, a fishing settlement and harbor on the W. side of Placental Lay, Nfld., 7 miles from Burin. Pop. 115.

SPARTA, a flourishing post village in Elgin co., Ont . 12 miles from St. Thomas. It contains an iron foundry, a saw and grist mill, a tannery, a telegraph office, and several stores. Pop. 400.

SPA SPRINGS, a post village in Annapolis co., N.S., 3 miles from Wilmot Pop. 100.

SPEEDIE, or LEITH CORNERS, a post village in Grey co., Ont., G miles from Owen Sound. It contains 3 stores. Pop. 100.

SPEEDSIDE, a post village in Wellington co., Ont., 6 miles from Fergus. Pop 30.


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

 

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