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'''Elmsdale''' (2011 population:


3,034)<ref>[http://www.gov.ns.ca/finance/communitycounts/dataview.asp?
gnew=&table=table_d2&acctype=0&chartid=&mapid=&dcol=&sub=&ptype=geo&group=&group
1=&group2=&group3=&group4=&range=&gview=6&glevel=com&gnum=com816 Population
counts]</ref> is an [[unincorporated area|unincorporated]] [[Canada|Canadian]] community
located on the boundary of [[Hants County, Nova Scotia|Hants County]] and the [[Halifax, Nova
Scotia|Halifax Regional Municipality]] in [[Nova Scotia]].

==Geography==

Specifically, the community is divided by the [[Shubenacadie River]], with the eastern half being
in the Halifax Regional Municipality and the western half being in the [[East Hants, Nova Scotia|
Municipality of the District of East Hants]].

==History==

Elmsdale owes its early growth to the construction of the [[Shubenacadie Canal]] and the [[Nova
Scotia Railway]]. Demand for workers on these projects, brought many new families into the
area. One of the earliest was William Read who was granted {{convert|200|acre|km2}} of land
in 1785 at the confluence of the [[Nine Mile River (Nova Scotia)|Nine Mile River]] and the
Shubenacadie River.

In 1852 Alexander Fraser built the first house in what is now in the village proper, about
{{convert|100|yd|m}} from the railway crossing. In the next six years more houses were
constructed near the crossing, including a hotel and a [[boarding house]] for railway workers.

The Elmsdale [[Presbyterian]] Church was completed in 1862. Its pastor, Rev. John Cameron and
family came from Nine Mile River to live in the large residence he had built on the crest of a
gentle slope overlooking the village. This house is still in existence and is currently The
Briarwood Bed and Breakfast.

==References==

{{reflist}}
*''The River that Missed the Boat'' by Barbara Grantmyre, Halifax: Petheric Press, 1975 {{ISBN|0-
919380-17-4}}

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[[Category:Communities in Hants County, Nova Scotia]]

[[Category:Communities in Halifax, Nova Scotia]]

[[Category:Designated places in Nova Scotia]]

[[Category:General Service Areas in Nova Scotia]]