James Pepper farmhouse, Elderslie Township

Elderslie Township, ON

This township [Elderslie] is bounded on the north by the township of Arran; on the east by Sullivan, Grey Co.; on the south by Brant township; and on the west by Greenock and Saugeen townships. The County Valuators say of this township: “This township has a large amount of heavy clay land, with portions low and wet, also a considerable amount of swamp. A portion of the township is broken by the Saugeen River. The largest strip of good land commences at the S.E. corner, and runs N.W. until it strikes the township of Saugeen. It is very well watered, and has a large amount of mill property. The W.G.&B.R.R. passes through the western portion, intercepting Paisley village and the S.&L.R.R. It passes through the eastern portion parallel to the County line, intercepting Chesley. The township contains an area of 53,642 acres, and a population, exclusive of Paisley, of 3,594. There are six post offices in the township, viz.: Chesley, Dobbington, Gillies Hill, Paisley, Scone and Williscroft. First published in the “Bruce County Gazeteer and Business Directory for 1880-81” published by William W. Evans.

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