Bruce County Genealogical Society - Culross Township
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Culross Township

A map of Culross Township can be found on the Bruce County GenWeb website. Culross Township was named after a district in Perthshire, Scotland.

Culross Township Places

  • Belmore - at the corner where 4 townships and two counties meet. Its post office was opened in 1856.

  • Cheviot - the post office at Moscow. It was open from 1870 until 1897.

  • Moscow - a hamlet near the centre of the township. Its post office was called Cheviot.

  • Salem - a hamlet with a school and two churches.

    Salem School, Culross TownshipSalem School, Culross Township Salem United Church, Culross TownshipSalem United Church, Culross Township
  • Teeswater - a village in the centre of Culross Township. Its post office was opened in 1856. The Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway was extended to the village in 1874. The Teeswater News was first published in 1874.

    Founding of Teeswater plaqueFounding of Teeswater plaque  
    Culross and Teeswater World War I MemorialCulross and Teeswater World War I Memorial Teeswater World War II plaqueTeeswater World War II plaque
  • Williamson's Corners - an early name for Salem.

Culross Township Notable People

Mary Riter Hamilton, who was born in Teeswater and raised in Manitoba, was a World War I artist. Some examples of her art can be seen here.


All Our Yesterdays: A History of Culross Township, 1854-1984 by the Culross Historical Society, 1984. Amicus No. 5383929.

History of the County of Bruce by Norman Robertson, 1906. Available online.

History of Township of Culross and Town of Teeswater,
by the Teeswater and Culross Centennial Committee, 1967. Amicus No. 18160761.


Bruce County's Townships (before  1998 amalgamations)

Albemarle Township
Colpoy's Bay United Church, Colpoy's Bay, Albemarle Township, Bruce County

Amabel Township
Wiarton, Amabel Township, Bruce County

Arran Township
Christ Church Anglican Cemetery Record, Tara, Arran Township, Bruce County

Brant Township
Walkerton town clock, Walkerton, Brant Township, Bruce County

Bruce Township
Underwood United Church, Underwood, Bruce Township, Bruce County

Carrick Township
Mildmay church, Mildmay, Carrick Township, Bruce County

Culross Township
Salem United Church, Culross Township, Bruce County

Eastnor Township
Barrow Bay, Eastnor Township, Bruce County

Elderslie Township
Memorial plaque, hamlet of Williscroft, Elderslie Township, Bruce County

Greenock Township
Plaque, village of Pinkerton, Greenock Township, Bruce County

Huron Township
Huron Township Hall, Ripley, Huron Township, Bruce County

Kincardine Township
Mural, village of Tiverton, Kincardine Township, Bruce County

Kinloss Township

Lindsay Township
War Memorial, Lindsay Township, Bruce County

Saugeen Township
Dunblane Presbyterian Church, Saugeen Township, Bruce County

St. Edmunds Township

Lighthouse, Tobermory, St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County
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