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TCH Hist Stat –
Nova Scotia

NS Soil Types
NS Farmland
Halifax’s Farmland
Dartmouth’s Farmland
NS Orchards


Dartmouth’s Farmland
by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
An Excerpt From –
An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia
Pub 1829

… (The Eastern Division)
The District of Colchester is a part of the County of Halifax, and is bounded on the north west by the County of Cumberland, on the west by the Subenacadie River, on the south by the District of Halifax, and on the north and east by the District of Pictou … the artificial boundary between the District of Colchester, and the Halifax Division just described, is placed on a line which nature has drawn in a distinct and remarkable manner, the Country on either side of it, differing from each other, both in soil and aspect. This change commences at the point where the Subenacadie issues from the great Lake. All that extensive tract of land to the southward of this line, that stretches toward Dartmouth, is generally rocky, and with the exception of a few inconsiderable spots, unfit for profitable cultivation …

Excerpt From –
An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia
In two volumes. Illustrated by a map of the province, and several engravings.
By Thomas C. Haliburton, Esq.
Barrister at Law and Member of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia
[originally] Printed and Published by Joseph Howe, Halifax 1829
Edition consulted – Candiana Reprint Series No. 51
Mika Publishing Belleville, Ontario 1973

Vol 2 Pg 35


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