Bruce County Genealogical Society - St. Edmunds Township
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St. Edmunds Township

A map of St. Edmunds Township can be found on the Bruce County GenWeb website. St. Edmunds Township was named after the town of Bury St. Edmunds in England.

St. Edmunds Township Places

  • Crane River - in 1872 a saw-mill and shingle-mill were erected here.

  • Dunk's Bay - was first settled in 1871.

  • McVicar's - a later name for Crane River. The mills at Crane River were purchased by Peter McVicar in 1880.

  • Tobermory - at the tip of the peninsula. Named after the town on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. The post office was established in 1881, although there was settlement by 1871.

    Tobermory lighthouseTobermory lighthouse Near Tobermory lighthouseNear Tobermory lighthouse
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St. Edmunds Township Notable People

Peter McVicar, a mill owner, was the first reeve of the united townships of Lindsay and St. Edmunds in 1883, and many years previously, in 1856, had been the first reeve of Carrick Township.


The Bruce Beckons by W. Sherwood Fox, 1952. Amicus # 5609962

Down memory lane: pioneers in St. Edmunds Township by Dora Wyonch White and Cora Wyonch, 1994. Amicus #14126391.

Hewers of the forests, fishers of the lakes: the history of St. Edmunds Township, compiled by the Township of St. Edmunds, 1985. Amicus #6034115.

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


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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