Bruce County Genealogical Society - Huron Township
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Huron Township

A map of Huron Township can be found on the Bruce County GenWeb website.

Huron Township Places 

  • Amberley - on the southern boundary of the township and county, adjacent to Ashfield Township in Huron County.

  • Lewis Settlement - in 1852 109 families from the Isle of Lewis in Scotland settled in the middle of the township.

    Lewis Settlers plaque, Ripley, Huron Township"1952
     In Memory of the
    Lewis Settlers
    of 1852"

  • Lochalsh - its first settlers in 1849 were from the Kyle of Lochalsh in Scotland.

  • Lurgan - this post office, on the lake range, was opened in 1860. Its first postmaster was J. W. Gamble, who had previously established the Pine River post office.

  • Ripley - A village situated near the middle of the township, it was named for a town in Derbyshire, England. Its post office opened in 1853.

    RipleyRipley Huron Twp HallHuron Township Hall, built 1090, in Ripley
    Huron Ripley War Memorial"To the honour and memory of those who so nobly served in the Great War" Click on image to read names Huron Ripley WW2 plaqueWorld War II memorial  Click on image to read names
  • Pine River - The township's first settler, Louis Bellemore, built a tavern at the mouth of the Pine River in 1848. The first postmaster, J.W. Gamble, was appointed in 1853. The post office was eventually moved further to the northeast, on the 7th concession.

  • Point Clark - in the southwest corner of the township, originally known as Pine Point. The Point Clark Lighthouse, built in the late 1850s, is a national historic site.

  • Purple Grove - this post office in the north east corner of the township was established in 1876 and closed in 1915. John N. Logan was postmaster for the entire period.

  • Verdun - An early post office on the 3rd concession.

Huron Township Notable People

John Stevenson McDonald settled In Huron township in 1855. He was elected township councillor, township reeve, county warden, and member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.


1850 - 1950 Scrapbooks of J. F. Yemen1850 - 1950 Scrapbooks of J. F. Yemen by Jane Fyfe Yemen, 1983. Amicus No. 5195541.




Families and Farms of Huron Township with its Hub, Ripley, ed. Gwen Smith Harrison, 1985. Amicus No. 5724272.

A History of Huron and its Hub Ripley: Ripley-Huron reunion, Aug. 1-2-3-4, 1975.  Amicus No. 9123907.

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

Ripley 1875 - 1992: Huron's Hub: People, Activities, Homes by Ripley Historical Group, 1994. Amicus No. 13675494.


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
South Kinloss Presbyterian Church

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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