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Lake Cove / Lakevale / Lanark / Linwood / Linwood Station / Little River / Little Tracadie River / Livingstone Brook / Livingstone Cove / Lochaber / Lochaber Lake / Loch Katrine / Lower North Grant / Lower South River / Lower Springfield / Lower West River  

LAKE COVE, Antigonish County
    A cove in Tracadie Harbor, a descriptive term.

LAKEVALE, Antigonish County
    A locality north of Antigonish.
    Part of the Morristown district, in 1871 the Legislature of Nova Scotia changed the names of the North and South Lakes of Morristown to Lakevale, a descriptive term because of the low-lying intervale land along the lakes. For a time it was called "Lakevale Chapel" because of the Roman Catholic Chapel now St. Columba's Church.
    The first grantees were John and Allan Livingston, Mary McIsaac, Christina McEachern, James Anderson and Donald, Ronald, John and Angus McDonald. Settled first by Loyalist soldiers who had fought in the American Revolutionary War and about 1800 Highland emigrants began to arrive and bought farms from the soldiers. Among the early settlers were Donald, Angus, Alexander and Allen MacDonald from Knoydart, Scotland: also Donald McDonald, Hugh's son and John MacDonald of Arisaig, and Donald Cameron of Lochaber, Scotland came out in 1801, and John Cameron a native of the Island of Lewis, Scotland.
    A. McGillivray was the postal way office keeper in 1871 and Angus McDonald was appointed in Oct. 1, 1873.
    The population in 1956 was 140.

LANARK, Antigonish County
    A settlement N.E. of Antigonish.
    Named after the parish of Lanark in Scotland, lying along the eastern bank of the Clyde River.
    It is situated on part of the grant to Lieut. Colonel Timothy Hierlihy and others of the regiment of the Nova Scotia Volunteers in 1784 (See Antigonish).

LINWOOD, Antigonish County
    A settlement east of Antigonish.
    Known first as "Little" Tracadie because the harbour was smaller than at "Big" Tracadie.
    The name was changed to Linwood, a descriptive term by an act of the Legislature in 1884. The village of Linwood in Renfrewshire, Scotland, grew up around a large mill for the spinning of cotton at the end of the 18th century.
    Among the early grantees were Thomas Deloriez, John Claud de Coast, Joseph Seculan, Charles Brazan, and Paul and John Bushee. There are now only a few Acadian descendants in this farming area but a larger number of Irish.
    Anglicans from nearby Grosvenor, Monastery, and Tracadie, worship at Christ Church at Linwood. Until a church was built services were held in the school house. The Church was built on land donated by Joseph Symonds.
    Joseph Symonds was the postal way office keeper in 1871 and there was a way office at Little Tracadie in 1854.
    Population in 1965 was 232.

LINWOOD STATION, Antigonish County
    On the C.N.R. Railway line.

LITTLE RIVER, Antigonish County

    A river flowing N.W. into Little Tracadie Harbour.

LIVINGSTONE BROOK, Antigonish County
    A brook which flows into Georges bay.
    It ran through land granted to Allan, Angus, Collin, Duncan and Mary Livingstone in 1814.

LIVINGSTONE COVE, Antigonish County
    A settlement north of Antigonish and a cove on Northumberland Strait.
    Named for Malcom Livingston, a native of Argyllshire [sic], Scotland, who came to Pictou in 1792 with other immigrants brought by Simon Fraser, and who settled on Cape George about 1800. He received a grant of land there in 1810, together with his sons John and Allan Livingston. Charles Arbuckles also received two hundred and fifty acres. John Livingston was postmaster in 1868 and the cove had been a postal way office since 1863.
    Colin McKenzie was the master of the school at Livingston's Cove in 1834.

LOCHABER, Antigonish County
    A settlement south west of Antigonish famed for its black cattle.
    Named for a mountainous district in Inverness-shire, Scotland, from which the first settlers emigrated. About 1808, Malcolm McMillan, Hugh McMillan, John Cameron (Red) and John Cameron (Squire) settled near the head of Lochaber Lake in what is now called north Lochaber and named the district in honour of their native place. In 1816 several families of Stewarts, natives of Rannoch, Scotland, settled on what was known as the Stewart farm adjoining Malcolm MacMillan's and raised a large family. They were joined by Archibald MacEachern and by John Inglis or Ingles, a Lowland Scot who had been long at Musquodoboit in Nova Scotia. These settlers were Presbyterians. The Scots were joined in the Lochaber district by some Roman Catholic families from Ireland - McGinley, Sears, Hannifan, Duggan, Wall, Cleney, Moore, Murphy, Martin, Carroll, and Connors.
    The Lochaber school section was first named Lochaber East side and West Lochaber was named Lower Lochaber west side and ran northward along the lake and included the back settlement. North Lochaber had been named at an early date Lochaber and Glen Alpine. The school was remodelled [sic] and reopened in 1926. There was a school at Lochaber in 1829 and in 1848 Angus Cameron was teaching thirty children at Lochaber Glen. In 1953 four Lochaber school sections (Nos. 43, 44, 45 and 46) were consolidated into one section named Lochaber No. 43, and Donald Henderson was teaching 35 pupils at Lochaber Lake in 1829.
    There was a postal way office at Lochaber from 1852 to 1867 and in 1868 John Sears was postmaster. There was a postal way office at West Lochaber in 1861 and where Alexander Stewart was postmaster in 1870.
    The Presbyterian settlers in the Lochaber district built a church on the old road to the Upper South River and later a large and well finished church near the Lake. Before there was a church building Dr. James McGregor of Pictou paid occasional visits as did Rev. Thomas Trotter after he came to Antigonish. The first resident pastor over the Lochaber and Upper South River congregations was the Rev. Alexander McGillivray who came in 1833. A new Presbyterian church at Lochaber called Chalmers was opened in 1869 and a United Church at North Lochaber was built about 1931, and dedicated October 4, 1931.
    In 1956 the population of Lochaber was fifty-five and the population of North Lochaber eighty.

LOCHABER LAKE, Antigonish County
    A lake south west of Antigonish, also called College Lake. It was discovered by Alexander Fraser about 1795 when he was moose hunting with the Indians.

LOCH KATRINE, Antigonish County
    A settlement west of Guysborough on South River Lake, named after the loch of that name in the Highlands of Scotland, which was made famous by Sir Walter Scott's poem "The Lady of the Lake." The first grantees about 1811 were Edward Bond, Alexander Kennedy, John Martin and Alexander McIntosh.
    A former name was "Union Centre." The school was closed in 1952.
    A Presbyterian church (now United Church of Canada) was built here in 1869.

LOWER NORTH GRANT, Antigonish County
    A locality north of Antigonish, lower down or nearer the mouth of the North River.

LOWER SOUTH RIVER, Antigonish County
    A settlement east of Antigonish so called because it is lower down the South River of Antigonish and near the mouth.
    The first settlers there were John McIntosh, Big Dan Chisholm, John Fraser, Alexander Chisholm (Cary), Roderick Grant and Rory More Chisholm who had emigrated from Strathglass to Pictou on the ship Aurora in 1803. In the summer of 1805 they began to make a clearing at the Lower South River. Hugh MacDonald (Squire) opened a store in the 1820's, in this fine farming district where four roads intersect. It is one of the best dairy districts in Antigonish County and in 1898 had a population of one hundred and thirty.
    John McGilvrey (sic) was the schoolmaster at South River during the 1816-1817 term. In 1821 John McCaskell was the schoolmaster at Lower South River and in 1848 Wm. Hulbert was teaching nineteen pupils.
    There was a way office in 1865 and Daniel Fraser was the way office keeper in 1868.
    There are now several restaurants and motels as it is a popular stopping place for travellers [sic] on the Trans-Canada Highway to Cape Breton.
    The population in 1956 was 262.

LOWER SPRINGFIELD, Antigonish County
    A settlement S.E. of Antigonish "lower" in the sense that it is closer or lower down the road to South River than "Upper Springfield."

LOWER WEST RIVER, Antigonish County
    A settlement west of Antigonish called thus because of its position closer to the mouth of the West River.