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North Easthope Township

Hamlets, Villages and Towns

The following are in North Easthope township: Shakespeare, Gad's Hill, Lisbon, Nithburg, Topping.

Books specific to North Easthope

There is a new book out on the history of North Easthope, called The Hills of Home: North Easthope Township 1827-1997, edited by Dean Robinson. It's filled with good stuff! [How's that for a review... "filled with good stuff"? ;-)]

There is also a book called A History of North Easthope Pioneers from Perthshire, Scotland by Mary Louise McLennon.

There is a book covering both the Easthope townships in Vera McNichol's Reveries of a Pioneer series. There's more information on this series on my Perth County books page.


It's generally agreed that the first settler was David BELL, in 1832 at Shakespeare. There were several parties of settlers from Perthshire, Scotland, from which the county took its name. They arrived in 1832 and 1833.

Huron County Library has put online many assessment rolls for 1842. This is basically a list of residents of the area in 1842; it tells you who was living there and how much land they owned. Read their introduction first and then go to their North Easthope Township page.

See also the new Perth County Pioneers page for visitors' submissions of their pioneer info.



Meg Fuller Perth County Coordinator

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The Townships of Perth County

Blanshard Township and town of St Marys
Downie Township
North Easthope
South Easthope
Ellice Township
Elma township
Fullarton Township
Hibbert Township
Logan Township
Mornington Township
City of Stratford
Wallace Township and town of Listowel

Outside Links (Not part of this site)

$ Perth County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Stratford-Perth Archives
The Stratford Beacon-Herald the main newspaper for the area

The Listowel Banner is the main newspaper in the north part of the county

County of Perth
Museums of Perth County
Perth County Historical Foundation
Stratford Public Library
Town of North Perth
Township of Perth East
Township of West Perth
Hmm... North, East, West, where is a website for South Perth?

Historic Plaques of Perth County on Wayne Cook's Historic Plaque site

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