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is a county in the Canadian
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province of Nova Scotia
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. Its territory is almost contiguous with the Municipality of Inverness County
, which only excludes the town of Port Hawkesbury
-Historical residents:*Henry Nicholas Paint , member of Parliament for Richmond county, merchant and land owner. His family received land grants at Belle Vue on the Strait of Canso in 1817 and at Point Tupper in 1863, and did much to develop the local communities in the area.*Arthur John Langley ...
and First Nation reserves.
Established as the County of Juste au Corps in 1835, Inverness County was given its present name in 1837. It was named after Inverness
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, the land from which many of the early settlers came. The boundaries of Inverness County had been previously defined when Cape Breton Island
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was divided by statute into three Districts in 1823. In 1996, the county was amalgamated into a single municipality with the exception of Port Hawkesbury.
Inverness County was established within the boundaries of the Northwestern District of Cape Breton Island.
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Indian Reserves in Inverness County include Whycocomagh 2
Whycocomagh 2 is a Mi'kmaq reserve located in Inverness County, Nova Scotia.It is administratively part of the Waycobah First Nation....
- Census Subdivisions
- Inverness, Subd. A
- Inverness, Subd. B
- Inverness, Subd. C
For a list of communities in Inverness County, see List of communities
Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits: