Bruce County Genealogical Society - Kinloss Township
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Kinloss Township

A map of Kinloss Township can be found on the Bruce County GenWeb website. Kinloss Township was named after Lord Elgin, who was also Baron Bruce, of Kinloss.

Kinloss Township Places

  • Grey Ox Corner - on the 4th concession.

  • The Grey Ox CornerThe Grey Ox Corner plaque

  • Holyrood - a hamlet on the 8th concession.

  • Kinlough - on the 12th concession, it had a post office from 1863 until 1915. Simon Corrigan was the first postmaster.

  • Kinloss - a hamlet and post office in the north end of the township. The first postmaster was Thomas Hodgins, appointed in 1854.

  • Langside - an early post office and hamlet on the 4th concession. Thomas Ross was its first postmaster, from 1857 until his death in 1862.

  • Lucknow - a village at the south end of the township and county, bordering Huron County.

    South Kinloss Presbyterian Church, near Lucknow, Kinloss TownshipSouth Kinloss Presbyterian Church, near Lucknow  

Kinloss Township Notable People

John Hutchison Garnier was a naturalist, physician and author. The Canadian Medical Association Journal published an article about him in 1933.

James Somerville was a Lucknow businessman and Member of Parliament.


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

Kith and Kin of Kinloss: a History of the Settlement of Kinloss Township by the Kinloss Township Historians, 2003. See Publications page. Amicus No. 28114470.

Slippy roads & cattlebeasts: a boy grows up in Bruce County by  Graham Macdonald, 2002. Amicus No. 27478895.

Tales from the Grey Ox: folklore sections relating to the history of former school section S.S. no. 6, Kinloss or the Grey Ox School and the surrounding area by Grey Ox Memorial Plaque Committee, 1981. Amicus No. 4716973.


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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