Nova Scotia Archives

Built Heritage Resource Guide

A.F. Church Co. Maps

'Church's Maps' are one of the first and most important stops for any researcher exploring Nova Scotia's built-heritage landscape. Between 1865 and 1888, the Ambrose F. Church Co. published a series of topographical maps for each of Nova Scotia’s eighteen counties. These maps feature detailed plans of the various census districts and townships, including the specific location of buildings, names of occupants, transportation routes and various geographical markings. Inset detail maps for larger communities within each county are an additional bonus.

This Built Heritage Resource Guide is unusually rich in the information given in the Note Areas accompanying most images. So... when you scan down the pages, be sure to click on the thumbnails so that you can enlarge and explore the images, plus read the extra details provided beneath each.

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"Antigonish Town" inset of Topographical Township Map of Antigonish County, Nova Scotia 
Date: 1878
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: A.F. Church Maps

Topic: A.F. Church Co. Maps
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"Baddeck" inset of Topographical Township Map of Victoria County, Nova Scotia 
Date: 1887
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: A.F. Church Maps

Topic: A.F. Church Co. Maps
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