What’s in a Name?
Janet Iles will present an illustrated talk about the origin or meaning of the place names in Grey County.
Back in 2000, when the province of Ontario required municipalities to restructure, Janet became interested in the place names of Bruce and Grey counties and their stories. In this presentation, she will focus on places in Grey County. Over the last year, Janet has visited some of the small villages and hamlets in the County but many more are still on her list to visit.
What can be confusing is that there are place names that are geographical in nature and those that are political. Although new municipalities were formed due to amalgamations, the communities within them still exist.
Some names have changed over the years. Some are no longer used but may appear in documents from the past or in newspaper articles or diaries, etc. Some names were never officially adopted. Some place names were names for the railroad station or the post office.
Even if you are not from Grey County and you are in the area during March Break, come hear the stories of many of the place names. Which place was named for a baby? Which place was named for a place in Italy? What place was named for a tree that stood in the village and was chopped down in 1854?
There is a short business meeting at 1:30 before the presentation.
Everyone is invited to attend. (no charge)
For more information — 519-372-0225 or info AT greycountyhs DOT ca