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Gibson Station - see Ellaton

Gilbertville -- hamlet south of Delhi in southwest Windham Township at intersection of Highway 3 and Regional Road 46.

Glen Meyer -- hamlet west of Langton surrounding the intersection of Regional Roads 21 and 23; in Walsingham Township Lot 1, Concessions 13 and 14, and in Houghton Township, Lots 19 and 20, Concession 1. George Edward Meyer bought 50 acres of Lot 14 in 1854, giving location his name. The 8 Mar 1882 British Canadian reported the Glen Meyer post office had revenue of $66.43 and salaries of $13.50; the 14 Mar 1888 British Canadian newspaper reported the Glenmeyer post office had revenue of $102.60 and salaries of $30 in the year ending 30 Jun 1887. The 12 Dec 1912 Simcoe Reformer reported the Glen Meyer Post Office had revenue of $175.50 and salaries of $100.60. Today [2006] Glen Meyer is home to two churches, a general store, and several home-based businesses [GPS:43.62/27.02] -- also see our online video of Glen Meyer Baptist Church cemetery.

Glenshee -- hamlet in Charlotteville Township on Lot 2, Concession 9. On Regional Road 1. southeast of Silver Hill, west of Simcoe. Called Portland in the 1867 Gazetteer of Oxford and Norfolk Counties. The 8 Mar 1882 British Canadian reported the Glenshee post office had revenue of $41.72 and salaries of $24; the 14 Mar 1888 British Canadian newspaper reported the Glenshee post office had revenue of $39.97 and salaries of $24.03 in the year ending 30 Jun 1887. The 12 Dec 1912 Simcoe Reformer reported the Glenshee Post Office had revenue of $50 and salaries of $45. [GPS:46.088/28.938]

Goshen Road -- road runs from junction at Highway 3 west through third concession of Middleton Township to the town line of Elgin County's Bayham Township. Site of East Goshen school house (S.S. 11 Middleton) and Goshen Cemetery. The 1877 Atlas of Norfolk says Goshen Road "runs through the fertile region known as Upper and Lower Goshen, which was settled about 1835 by John McDonnell, Burgess Smith, the Cowans, Stillwells, Mabees and Sandhams.  The land in this area is mostly a clay loam."  The Historical Atlas shows two school houses and one church on Goshen Road. 
-- also see another description of Goshen Road.

Gravelly Bay -- a small cut into the north side of Long Point.

Gaydonville -- described as "five miles west of Delhi" in a wedding review on page 7 of the 30 Dec 1909 Simcoe Reformer. From the 1877 Atlas of Norfolk: "Two miles east of Courtland is the village of Graydonville, a small village, deriving its name from Thomas Graydon, who has a saw mill here, which was originally built by Munary Johnson. Jas. Hillis kept hotel here for 30 years. It has one store."

Greens Corners -- hamlet west of Simcoe on Regional Road 1 in Charlotteville Township on Lot 12, Concessions 9 and 10. Still exists. West of Simcoe, north of Walsh, south of Delhi, east of Blayney. Home of Rick Danko [GPS:47.806/24.815]

Grove Union -- Where was Grove Union? If you can assist, please email John Cardiff. It seems to have been in Townsend Township, perhaps in the Boston-Wilsonville area. Grove Union personals appeared in the May 1909 Waterford Star.
In an 16 Dec 2007 email, James Chamberlain of Waterford said:
1897 Waterford Star newspapers mention Russel Slaght, William Snively, Edward Birdsell and Frank Roberts in Grove Union articles. Cross-referencing these names to the 1901 census for Townsend, I found Slaght on Lot 7 Concession 4; Snively on Lot 7 Concession 5; Birdsell on Lot 5 Concession 5; and Roberts Lot 7 Concession 5. There is also a mention of the Grove Union School. There was a stone schoolhouse on the farm now owned by Stan Pajor. The old L.E. and N railway ran through this area and they put a stop here named Dundurn. Grove Union articles also mention a Parney family who were the owners of the large stone house in this area. An article in the 6 Nov 1993 Simcoe Reformer tells of the historical society saving the Grove Union school house which was built in 1861. I believe the area around this school which is known now as Dundurn was also known as Grove Union. More about Grove Union
-- also see Mrs. Snively Killed at Grove Union

Grindstone (The) - see Renton

Guysboro -- hamlet in Middleton Township on Lots 1 and 2. On west County border with Elgin County. North and south of Talbot Road (Regional Road 38). Post office opened there in 1856.Perhaps named by Harvey family from Guysboro, Nova Scotia. The 8 Mar 1882 British Canadian reported the Guysborough post office had revenue of $90.30 and salaries of $32; the 14 Mar 1888 British Canadian newspaper reported the Guysboro post office had revenue of $57.54 and salaries of $37 in the year ending 30 Jun 1887. The 12 Dec 1912 Simcoe Reformer reported the Guysboro Post Office had revenue of $106 and salaries of $86.[69]. Was once the site of Houghton S. S. 8 school house. Today the Orange Lodge hall built in 1904 is all that remains.
 

 
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