Hants County, Nova Scotia

What is Hants County, Nova Scotia known for?


agricultural community

of Windsor (Windsor, Nova Scotia). '''Martock''' is a rural Canadian (Canada) agricultural community located in the Avon River (Avon River (Nova Scotia)) valley of western Hants County (Hants County, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia. '''West Hants''' is a municipal district in Hants County (Hants County, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia. '''Shubenacadie Grand Lake''' is a large Canadian (Canada) lake straddling the Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia) county on mainland Nova Scotia. Halifax County :Named after George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, Halifax County was one of the five original counties of Nova Scotia created by an Order in Council in 1759. Over the ensuing decades, new counties were created and the original five were realigned - Cape Breton Island was annexed to Halifax County in 1763 and separated in 1765. Hants County (Hants County, Nova Scotia) was created from Halifax County in 1781, as were Shelburne (Shelburne County, Nova Scotia) and Sydney (Sydney County, Nova Scotia) counties in 1784, followed by Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia) and Pictou (Pictou County, Nova Scotia) counties in 1835. The present boundaries of Halifax County were established in 1908. Owing to the need for a more efficient county-wide government, the '''Municipality of the County of Halifax''' was incorporated in 1962, including all areas in the county outside of the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth. In 1980, Bedford incorporated as a separate municipality (a town). With its amalgamation into HRM, the Municipality of the County of Halifax was officially dissolved, however the geographic division of Halifax County continues to exist and the boundaries of HRM are contiguous with the county, except for several First Nations reserves. The river flows through part of northern Halifax County (Halifax County, Nova Scotia), forming the boundary with Hants County (Hants County, Nova Scotia) before forming the boundary between Hants and Colchester County (Colchester County, Nova Scotia). group1 Counties (List of Nova Scotia counties) list1 Annapolis (Annapolis County, Nova Scotia) '''Elmsdale''' is an unincorporated Canadian (Canada) community located on the boundary of Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia) and Halifax (Halifax County, Nova Scotia) counties in Nova Scotia. terminus_b Fort Lawrence (Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia) counties Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia), Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia), Cumberland (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), Halifax Regional Municipality, East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) towns Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), Stewiacke (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia), Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) It enters Hants County (Hants County, Nova Scotia) at Enfield (Enfield, Nova Scotia) where it crosses to the west bank of the Shubenacadie River. The highway follows the west side of the Shubenacadie Valley through Elmsdale (Elmsdale, Nova Scotia), Lantz (Lantz, Nova Scotia) and Milford Station (Milford Station, Nova Scotia) to the village of Shubenacadie (Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia) where it crosses to the east bank of the Shubenacadie River and enters Colchester County (Colchester County, Nova Scotia). right thumb Part of the Glooscap trial (Image:Glooscap.png)


great literary

on the best terms possible. Howe toured the whole county and eventually won, which eventually led to all of Nova Scotia accepting Canada. Joseph Schull. "The Night They Killed Joe Howe" ''Ottawa Citizen'' - Jun 30, 1956 20th century Hants County produced two Olympians, both of whom came from along the Noel shore (See Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon). Along with the great literary figure in Nova Scotia's history, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Hants produced Alden Nowlan, George Elliot Clarke and others. Folk Singer Stan Rogers made the community of Rawdon (Upper Rawdon, Nova Scotia) famous by writing the song "The Rawdon Hills" (See Video). Natural resources: wood, fish, gypsum, oil and gold The wood in the county was both used to build the many wooden ships, but it was also used an export resources on the wooden ships. For this purpose, the Midland Railway (Midland Railway (Canada)) was also built through the County (1901), connecting Windsor and Truro. The county is noted for very large deposits of gypsum, some of which was at one time shipped from Walton, Nova Scotia. The world's largest open pit Gypsum mine is located in Milford, East Hants and currently produces approximately 8,000 tons of gypsum daily. George Elliot Clarke's poem, "West Hants County", tells of the difficult condition of black workers in the gypsum mines. Gold was mined at Renfrew, Nova Scotia, near Nine Mile River, Nova Scotia, The village was the home of one of the largest gold mines in the province. There were other gold mines in the community of Rawdon Gold Mines, Nova Scotia. There is currently oil exploration in and around Kennetcook, Nova Scotia. Notable Residents * Henry Alline * Thomas Chandler Haliburton * Alden Nowlan * Noel Doiron * George Elliot Clarke * William Dawson Lawrence * Ezra Churchill * Anna Mae Aquash *Jean-Baptiste Cope Communities For a list of communities in Hants County, see List of communities (List of communities in Hants County, Nova Scotia). '''Towns''' *Hantsport (Hantsport, Nova Scotia) *Windsor (Windsor, Nova Scotia) '''District municipalities''' *DM of East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) *DM of West Hants (West Hants, Nova Scotia) '''Native reserves''' *Indian Brook 14 (Indian Brook 14, Nova Scotia) Demographics '''Elmsdale''' is an unincorporated Canadian (Canada) community located on the boundary of Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia) and Halifax (Halifax County, Nova Scotia) counties in Nova Scotia. terminus_b Fort Lawrence (Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia) counties Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia), Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia), Cumberland (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), Halifax Regional Municipality, East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) towns Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), Stewiacke (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia), Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) It enters Hants County (Hants County, Nova Scotia) at Enfield (Enfield, Nova Scotia) where it crosses to the west bank of the Shubenacadie River. The highway follows the west side of the Shubenacadie Valley through Elmsdale (Elmsdale, Nova Scotia), Lantz (Lantz, Nova Scotia) and Milford Station (Milford Station, Nova Scotia) to the village of Shubenacadie (Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia) where it crosses to the east bank of the Shubenacadie River and enters Colchester County (Colchester County, Nova Scotia). right thumb Part of the Glooscap trial (Image:Glooscap.png)


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Haliburton, Hants produced Alden Nowlan, George Elliot Clarke and others. Folk Singer Stan Rogers made the community of Rawdon (Upper Rawdon, Nova Scotia) famous by writing the song "The Rawdon Hills" (See Video). Natural resources: wood, fish, gypsum, oil and gold The wood in the county was both used to build the many wooden ships, but it was also used an export resources on the wooden ships. For this purpose, the Midland


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'''Elmsdale''' is an unincorporated Canadian (Canada) community located on the boundary of Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia) and Halifax (Halifax County, Nova Scotia) counties in Nova Scotia. terminus_b Fort Lawrence (Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia) counties Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia), Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia), Cumberland (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), Halifax Regional Municipality, East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) towns Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), Stewiacke (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia), Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) It enters Hants County (Hants County, Nova Scotia) at Enfield (Enfield, Nova Scotia) where it crosses to the west bank of the Shubenacadie River. The highway follows the west side of the Shubenacadie Valley through Elmsdale (Elmsdale, Nova Scotia), Lantz (Lantz, Nova Scotia) and Milford Station (Milford Station, Nova Scotia) to the village of Shubenacadie (Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia) where it crosses to the east bank of the Shubenacadie River and enters Colchester County (Colchester County, Nova Scotia). right thumb Part of the Glooscap trial (Image:Glooscap.png)


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Provinces. 1986. Ulster Irish The next wave of immigration to Hants County was the Ulster Scots people who settled all along the Cobequid shore such as the O'Briens in Noel, Nova Scotia (1771) and the Putnams in Maitland, Nova Scotia. American Loyalists During the American Revolution, Fort Edward (Nova Scotia) played a pivotal role defending Halifax from a possible land attack and serving as the headquarters in Atlantic Canada for 84th Regiment


largest open

Railway (Canada) Midland Railway was also built through the County (1901), connecting Windsor and Truro. The county is noted for very large deposits of gypsum, some of which was at one time shipped from Walton, Nova Scotia. The world's largest open pit Gypsum mine is located in Milford, East Hants and currently produces approximately 8,000 tons of gypsum daily. George Elliot Clarke's poem, "West Hants County", tells of the difficult condition of black workers


canadian community

, Middleton, New Minas, Windsor, Wolfville '''Elmsdale''' is an unincorporated Canadian (Canada) community located on the boundary of Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia) and Halifax (Halifax County, Nova Scotia) counties in Nova Scotia. terminus_b Fort Lawrence (Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia) counties Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia), Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia), Cumberland (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), Halifax Regional Municipality, East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) towns Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), Stewiacke (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia), Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) It enters Hants County (Hants County, Nova Scotia) at Enfield (Enfield, Nova Scotia) where it crosses to the west bank of the Shubenacadie River. The highway follows the west side of the Shubenacadie Valley through Elmsdale (Elmsdale, Nova Scotia), Lantz (Lantz, Nova Scotia) and Milford Station (Milford Station, Nova Scotia) to the village of Shubenacadie (Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia) where it crosses to the east bank of the Shubenacadie River and enters Colchester County (Colchester County, Nova Scotia). right thumb Part of the Glooscap trial (Image:Glooscap.png)


largest wooden

in Maitland (Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia) which built the William D. Lawrence (William D. Lawrence (ship)), the largest wooden ship ever built in Canada, and Ezra Churchill's in Hantsport. The Great Hants Campaign (1869) thumb Joseph Howe (Image:Joehowe.JPG), MP for Hants County The Honourable Joseph Howe was the first member of parliament for Hants County (1867). Joseph Howe: The Briton Becomes Canadian, 1848-1873 By J


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Railway (Canada) Midland Railway was also built through the County (1901), connecting Windsor and Truro. The county is noted for very large deposits of gypsum, some of which was at one time shipped from Walton, Nova Scotia. The world's largest open pit Gypsum mine is located in Milford, East Hants and currently produces approximately 8,000 tons of gypsum daily. George Elliot Clarke's poem, "West Hants County", tells of the difficult condition of black workers


historical relationship

East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) and West Hants (West Hants, Nova Scotia). 18th century - origins Mi'kmaq left thumb Monument to the Treaty of 1752, Shubenacadie First Nation (File:MonumentPeaceTreaty1752.jpg), Nova Scotia The Mi'kmaq are the aboriginal people who lived on these lands for centuries. In the course of their historical relationship with the Acadian people, many Mi'kmaq became Catholic and therefore played an active role in the Acadian resistance to the Protestant British annexation of Hants County. They were clearly supporters of Abbe LeLoutre's work in protecting Acadian and Mi'kmaq and ultimately Catholic interests in the region. Within Hants County, they fought in the Battle at St. Croix on the St. Croix River (St. Croix River (Nova Scotia)). There is a long history of missionary work in Hants County, such as the work of Silas Tertius Rand's work on a reserve near Hantsport. There are still Mi'kmaq communities in Hants County such as Indian Brook 14, Nova Scotia (the home of the famous activist Anna Mae Aquash) and Shubenacadie 13, Nova Scotia. Shubenacadie is the oldest community in Hants County. There is a significant monument in the middle of the reserve to Major Jean-Baptiste Cope, the signatory to the Peace Treaty of 1752 with the British, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada (1985). Acadians thumb right Fort Edward (Nova Scotia) Fort Edward (File:FortEdwardWindsorNovaScotiaCanada.JPG) (built 1750). The oldest blockhouse in North America. The first Acadians to settle in present day Hants County (known as Pisiguit) established farms at (present day Falmouth (Falmouth, Nova Scotia)) in the early 1680s, as the 1686 census shows a number of families on well established farms utilizing dyked pastures. More Acadian villages soon followed spreading along the shores of the Piziquid and St. Croix rivers. One of these was at present day Windsor, Nova Scotia. With an expanding population the region by 1722 was split into two parishes (see Pisiquit). The l'Assomption parish church was situated on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Pisiquit and Saint Croix rivers where in 1750 it was pulled down by the Acadians under orders from the British to make way for Fort Edward (Fort Edward (Nova Scotia)). By the early 1700s Acadians migrated all along the shore of Hants County to the Shubenacadie River. One of the most prominent Acadians from this area was Noel Doiron who is the namesake of the community of Noel (Noel, Nova Scotia). With the founding of both Halifax (1749) and Fort Edward, there was an Acadian Exodus that involved an emigration of most of the Acadians from the Municipality of East Hants (1750) and from West Hants (Pisiguit) as well. They left British Nova Scotia for French occupied Prince Edward Island. Stephen Patterson. Colonial Wars and Aboriginal Peoples: 1744-1763. p. 141 During the 1755 Expulsion of the Acadians the majority of those Acadians remaining were deported to various locations along the eastern seaboard of the Thirteen Colonies, most notably New England and Maryland. The Expulsion of the Acadians from Hants County began at exactly the same time as it happened at Grand-Pré (Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia), with the Acadian men being imprisoned within the walls of Fort Edward. Fort Edward was one of four British forts in Acadia to imprison Acadians throughout the nine years of the expulsion. New England Planters thumb Hants County Township Map, 1879 (File:HantsCountyTownshipMap1879.jpg) After the Acadians were removed from the area of present day Hants County, New England Planters began to arrive and settle the vacated lands (1760). They formed the townships of Windsor, Falmouth and Newport. Many arrived from Rhode Island. Rhode Island Settlers in Nova Scotia One of the Planters of note during this period was Henry Alline who led the New Light revival of the Great Awakening in the region. Alline's movement had a significant impact on the stance the New Englander Planters took with respect to the troubles building in the colonies to the west, between their British masters, and brethren who remained in New England, that led to the Revolutionary War. Alline's Newlight congregations were the progenitors of the Baptist movement in Canada. Beverley, James and Barry Moody, Editors. The Journal of Henry Alline. Lancelot Press for the Acadia Divinity School and the Baptist Historical Committee. 1982. Bumsted, J. M. Henry Alline. Lancelot Press, Hantsport, 1984. Rawlyk, George. The Sermons of Henry Alline. Lancelot Press for Acadia Divinity College and The Baptist Historical Committee of the United Baptist Convention of the Atlantic Provinces. 1986. Ulster Irish The next wave of immigration to Hants County was the Ulster Scots people who settled all along the Cobequid shore such as the O'Briens in Noel, Nova Scotia (1771) and the Putnams in Maitland, Nova Scotia. American Loyalists During the American Revolution, Fort Edward (Nova Scotia) played a pivotal role defending Halifax from a possible land attack and serving as the headquarters in Atlantic Canada for 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants). After the American Revolution, the Rawdon Township (Rawdon, Nova Scotia) and Douglas Township (Douglas, Nova Scotia) were created for American Loyalists (1884). The Douglas Township (Douglas, Nova Scotia) (Kennetcook, Nova Scotia and area) was settled by the 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants). The Rawdon Township was settled by loyalists from South Carolina whose lives had been saved in the Siege of Ninety-Six by Lord Rawdon and the 84th Regiment of Foot. 19th century - shipbuilding and confederation Plaster War Windsor developed its gypsum deposits, usually selling it to American markets at Passamaquoddy Bay. Often this trade was illegal. In 1820 an effort to stop this smuggling trade resulted in the "Plaster War", in which local smugglers resoundingly defeated the efforts of New Brunswick officials to bring the trade under their control. Smith, Joshua (2007). Borderland Smuggling: Patriots, Loyalists, and Illicit Trade in the Northeast, 1780-1820. Gainesville, FL: UPF. pp. passim. ISBN 0-8130-2986-4. Shipbuilding Productive timber lands and tidal building sites made Hants County an important shipbuilding centre in the 19th century. Loyalist merchant Abraham Cunard was an early shipbuilder in the county. Cunard's efforts were surpassed by much larger yards by the mid 19th century, including the William Dawson Lawrence shipyard in Maitland (Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia) which built the William D. Lawrence (William D. Lawrence (ship)), the largest wooden ship ever built in Canada, and Ezra Churchill's in Hantsport. The Great Hants Campaign (1869) thumb Joseph Howe (Image:Joehowe.JPG), MP for Hants County The Honourable Joseph Howe was the first member of parliament for Hants County (1867). Joseph Howe: The Briton Becomes Canadian, 1848-1873 By J. Murray Beck He campaigned in the county with an agenda to punish those politicians who have forced Nova Scotia to participate in the formation, and become a part of Canada without a mandate or referendum from the people. Over the next two years in office, deciding not to mobilize to join America or become a colony independent of Britain, Howe determined that Nova Scotia's best option was to remain in Canada and to fight for "better terms. While most Nova Scotian remained supportive of the Anti-Confederation Campaign (Anti-Confederation Party) during this time period, Howe ran in Hants County bi-election of 1869 to get a mandate from the people to see if they wanted him to continue to support Nova Scotia's entry into Canada. What ensued was one of the most expensive political campaigns in Nova Scotia's history. The whole country watched to see if Howe would be returned to Ottawa to lead Nova Scotia into Confederation on the best terms possible. Howe toured the whole county and eventually won, which eventually led to all of Nova Scotia accepting Canada. Joseph Schull. "The Night They Killed Joe Howe" ''Ottawa Citizen'' - Jun 30, 1956 20th century Hants County produced two Olympians, both of whom came from along the Noel shore (See Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon). Along with the great literary figure in Nova Scotia's history, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Hants produced Alden Nowlan, George Elliot Clarke and others. Folk Singer Stan Rogers made the community of Rawdon (Upper Rawdon, Nova Scotia) famous by writing the song "The Rawdon Hills" (See Video). Natural resources: wood, fish, gypsum, oil and gold The wood in the county was both used to build the many wooden ships, but it was also used an export resources on the wooden ships. For this purpose, the Midland Railway (Midland Railway (Canada)) was also built through the County (1901), connecting Windsor and Truro. The county is noted for very large deposits of gypsum, some of which was at one time shipped from Walton, Nova Scotia. The world's largest open pit Gypsum mine is located in Milford, East Hants and currently produces approximately 8,000 tons of gypsum daily. George Elliot Clarke's poem, "West Hants County", tells of the difficult condition of black workers in the gypsum mines. Gold was mined at Renfrew, Nova Scotia, near Nine Mile River, Nova Scotia, The village was the home of one of the largest gold mines in the province. There were other gold mines in the community of Rawdon Gold Mines, Nova Scotia. There is currently oil exploration in and around Kennetcook, Nova Scotia. Notable Residents * Henry Alline * Thomas Chandler Haliburton * Alden Nowlan * Noel Doiron * George Elliot Clarke * William Dawson Lawrence * Ezra Churchill * Anna Mae Aquash *Jean-Baptiste Cope Communities For a list of communities in Hants County, see List of communities (List of communities in Hants County, Nova Scotia). '''Towns''' *Hantsport (Hantsport, Nova Scotia) *Windsor (Windsor, Nova Scotia) '''District municipalities''' *DM of East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) *DM of West Hants (West Hants, Nova Scotia) '''Native reserves''' *Indian Brook 14 (Indian Brook 14, Nova Scotia) Demographics '''Elmsdale''' is an unincorporated Canadian (Canada) community located on the boundary of Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia) and Halifax (Halifax County, Nova Scotia) counties in Nova Scotia. terminus_b Fort Lawrence (Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia) counties Hants (Hants County, Nova Scotia), Colchester (Colchester County, Nova Scotia), Cumberland (Cumberland County, Nova Scotia), Halifax Regional Municipality, East Hants (East Hants, Nova Scotia) towns Amherst (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Springhill (Springhill, Nova Scotia), Stewiacke (Stewiacke, Nova Scotia), Truro (Truro, Nova Scotia) It enters Hants County (Hants County, Nova Scotia) at Enfield (Enfield, Nova Scotia) where it crosses to the west bank of the Shubenacadie River. The highway follows the west side of the Shubenacadie Valley through Elmsdale (Elmsdale, Nova Scotia), Lantz (Lantz, Nova Scotia) and Milford Station (Milford Station, Nova Scotia) to the village of Shubenacadie (Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia) where it crosses to the east bank of the Shubenacadie River and enters Colchester County (Colchester County, Nova Scotia). right thumb Part of the Glooscap trial (Image:Glooscap.png)

Hants County, Nova Scotia

'''Hants County''' is a county in the Canadian province (province (Canada)) of Nova Scotia.

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