The idea behind this website was my struggle to locate Ontario place names for genealogy research. I couldn't possibly be the only one struggling, so why not dedicate a website to solving this dilemma?
Since 1998, Ontario Locator has grown thanks to queries and additions contributed by visitors, in additions to countless hours of personal research.
Ontario Locator will continue to grow as new information is added. It's hoped that your visit yields the results you seek.
Sherri Pettit, owner & webmaster
Sources of Information
Various visitors who have added/corrected information. Thank you! Your help is greatly appreciated.
Alberta, University of. The Canadian Encyclopedia. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1988.
Carter, Floreen. Place Names of Ontario. London: Phelps Publishing Company, 1984.
Chicago, University of. Canada Gazetteer Atlas. : MacMillan of Canada, 1980.
Gazetteer of Canada: Ontario. : Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names , 1974.
Garner, M.E. & Prong, C.F.. Index of Townships: Ontario. : Nipissing Branch OGS, 1992.
Lovell, John. Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America 1873. Milton: Global Heritage Press, 1998.
Ontario Provincial Road Atlas: Rand McNally, 2007.
Mika, Nick & Helma. Places In Ontario. Belleville: Mika Publishing Company.
Ontario Transportation Map Series: Ministry of Transportation, 1984.
Rayburn, Alan. Naming Canada: Stories about Place Names from Canadian Geographic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001.
Rayburn, Alan. Place Names of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.
Scott, David. Ontario Place Names: The Historical, Offbeat or Humorous Origins of more than 1000 Communities.
Smith, William Henry. Smith's Canadian Gazetteer: Canada West, 1846. Toronto: Coles Publishing Company, 1970 (republished).
Taylor, Bruce W. Place Names of Temiskaming. New Liskeard: White Mountain Publications, 2000.