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Brant Township, ON

This Township [Brant] is bounded on the north by the township of Elderslie; on the east by Bentinck, Grey Co.; on the south by Carrick; and on the west by Greenock. It is well watered by the Saugeen River and its tributaries afford excellent water privileges. It is well settled by a thriving farming population. The surface is somewhat rolling, and the soil very fertile. The Wellington, Grey and Bruce Railway passes through the township from south to north, parallel to the west line, with stations at Walkerton, Dunkeld, Mickles and Eden Grove. The Stratford and Lake Huron Railway also passes through near the east line, intercepting the villages of Hanover and Elmwood. There are nine post offices in the township, viz., Dunkeld, Eden Grove, Ellengowan, Elmwood, Malcolm, Maple Hill, Solway, Vesta and Walkerton. The area of the township is 68,798 acres, and population, exclusive of Walkerton, is 4,783. First published in the “Bruce County Gazeteer and Business Directory for 1880-81,” published by William W. Evans.

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