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Yale to Youngsville, Canada
YALE, a post town in the district of Yale, B.C., on
the Fraser river, 100 miles from New Westminster.
YALETOWN, a village in Maskinonge co., Que., 30 miles from Three
Rivers. It contains a large tannery, a grist mill, and a saw mill.
YAMACHICHE, a flourishing post village of Quebec, capital of the co.
of St. Maurice, on the River Yamachiche, 16½
mils from Three Rivers. It contains a church, convent, academy,
telegraph office, woolen factory, tannery, saw and grist mills, and
about a dozen stores. Pop. 1,300.
YAMASKA. a county of Quebec. It is centrally situated, and drained
by the Nicolet, St. Francis and Yamaska Rivers, entering Lake St.
Peter, which bounds it on the N.W. Capital, St. Francois. Pop.
YAMASKA. a flourishing post village in Yamaska co., Que , on the
River Yamaska, 31 miles from St. Hyacinthe. It contains a telegraph
office, 4 stores, and several mills. Pop. 800.
YARKER, a thriving post village in Addington co., Ont., on the River
Napanee 13 miles from Napanee. It contains a woolen factory, a
large flouring mill, a saw mill, an iron foundry, a telegraph office
and several stores. Pop 400.
YARM, a post office in Pontiac co., Que., 5 miles from Clarendon
YARMOUTH, a county at the western extremity of Nova Scotia,
bordering on the Atlantic, and intersected by Tusket river. The
coasts are deeply indented, and the surface is extremely diversified
with mountains., rivers and lakes. Area 471,000 acres. Capital,
Yarmouth. Pop. 18,550. The first settlement of this county was made
by returned Acadians in 1663, and afterwards by Loyalists from
YARMOUTH, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, capital of the above
county, on a small bay setting up from the Atlantic, 205 miles S. W.
of Halifax, 88 miles from Annapolis. The surrounding country is
fertile and well cultivated. The town contains many tine public
buildings, as churches, educational institutions, banks, hotels, &c.
The Yarmouth Seminary is one of the largest and handsomest wooden
buildings in the province. There are also a commercial reading room,
2 printing offices issuing weekly newspapers, a telegraph office, a
number of stores, and manufactories of iron castings, machinery,
wooden ware, &c. Yarmouth is the chief ship-building place in the
province, and has a large trade in the fisheries. It is a port of
entry. The total number of arrivals for 1872 was 195 (tons 25,885),
and clearances 168 (tons 34,082). Total value of imports $594,669;
exports $353,323. A railway (the Western Counties) is in course of
construction between Yarmouth and Annapolis. It is expected to be in
running order in 1875. Pop. 3,500.
YARMOUTH CENTRE, a post village in Elgin co., Out., on the L. & P.
S. R., 11 miles from London. It contains a cheese factory, 1
tannery, 1 saw mill and 1 store. Pop. 160.
YELVERTON, or NEWRY, a post office in Durham co., Out., 14 miles
YEOVIL, a post office in Grey co., Ont , 11 miles from Mount Forest.
YOHO, a post office in York co., N.B., 15 miles from Fredericton.
YORK, a county of Ontario, centrally situated, mid drained by the
Humber, Rouge and Don rivers flowing into Lake Ontario, which bounds
it on the S., and several small streams entering Lake Simcoe, which
forms part of its northern boundary. Capital, Toronto. Pop. 115,974.
YORK, an extensive county in the S. W. part of New Brunswick,
bordering on Maine. It is intersected by the St. John River and is
bounded on the W.S.W. by the St. Croix river and Grand Lake. There
are also a great number of other lakes in the county. Besides these
sheets of water, the surface is diversified with mountains and
valleys. The soil is fertile, and advancement has been made in
agriculture, although the county is largely occupied by immense
forests. Capital, Fredericton. Pop. 27,140.
YORK, a thriving post village in Haldimand co., Ont., on Grand
River, 8 miles from Caledonia. It has excellent water power and
contains Episcopal and Methodist churches, several stores and
hotels, and saw and flouring mills. In the vicinity are extensive
gypsum quarries. Pop. 400.
YORK, the former name of Toronto, which see. When Bouchette made the
first survey of York harbor, in 1793, dense and trackless forests
lined the margin of the lake, and reflected their inverted images in
its glassy surface. The wandering savage had constructed his
ephemeral habitation beneath their luxuriant foliage — the group
then consisting of two families of Messassagas — and the bay and
neighboring marshes were the hitherto uninvaded haunts of immense
coveys of wild fowl. In the ensuing spring the lieutenant-governor
removed to the site of the new capital, attend regiment of Queen's
Rangers. From the day of his arrival dates the history of the Queen
City of the West.
FORK FACTORY, a fort of the West Territories, on the W. coast of
Hudson's Bay| at the mouth of Hayes River. lat. 57°
N. lon. 92° 25' W. in
times past, as Fort Bourbon, gave fierce battle to the " Governor
and Company of adventurers of England trading into Hudson's
Bay," and incarnadined those Arctic waters in strife that was
brought to a close only by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, under
which the French ceded the whole country and Hudson's Day to the
English. York Factory is one of the principal trading posts of the
Hudson's Bay Company.
YORK MILLS, a post village in York co., Out , on a branch of the
Humber River, 3 miles from Weston. It contains an Episcopal and a
Presbyterian church, a tannery, saw and flouring mill, several
stores, hotels, &c. Pop. 350.
YORK RIVER, a post village in Hastings co., Out., on a river of the
same name, 17 miles from Thanet, 73 miles from Belleville. Pop. 125.
YORKVILLE, an incorporated village of Ontario, co. of York, about e
miles N. of Toronto, of which it may be considered a suburb. It has
many good brick houses, Episcopalian, Wesleyan, Primitive, and New
Connexion Methodist church, several schools, a medical college, town
hall, telegraph office, breweries, factories, stores, &c. Pop. 2,203
YOUGHAL, a settlement in Gloucester co., N.B., 2 miles from
Bathurst. Pop. 100.
YOUNG'S COVE, a post settlement in Queens co., N.B., on Grand Lake,
18 miles from Gagetown. Pop. 200.
YOUNG'S POINT, a post village in Peterborough co., Out., 17 miles
from Peterborough. Pop. 10n.
YOUNGSVILLE, a hamlet in Oxford co., Ont.
Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America,
Edited by P.A. Crossby, 1873
Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America