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THE CHURCHES OF OLD DURHAM COUNTY
After nearly 3 years of research, this book is now ready for you, the reader! Old Durham County no longer exists. It used to contain the townships of Darlington, Clarke, Hope, Cartwright, Manvers and Cavan. When Durham Region came into being in the 1970's, only 3 of the original townships were kept to help make the new Region. The others were sold off to the surrounding Counties: Manvers went to Victoria County, Cavan went to Peterborough County (and is now joined with South Monaghan) and Hope went to Northumberland County (the township and town have now amalgamated and are known as Port Hope).
Within all these areas there were over 240 churches - today there are only 70 churches. Where did they all go? Are the buildings still standing? How can I go and find them?
The history section of each church tells you where each of the small congregations were located (some are still marked by the old cemetery, though the church has been gone for many years). It is laid out so that you can see why the church closed and where the congregation went as a result.
For anyone interested in local history, this book is a must for their bookshelf.
The Ulster Sourcebook helps researchers navigate their way across Ulster's Counties. With lists of parishes and townlands for each county, it also shows you where to write for information: libraries, museums, archives, family history societies, local history societies, and much much more!
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