County of Hants was created June 17, 1781, consisting of the townships of Windsor, Falmouth and Newport. Ultimately getting its name from the County of South Hampton in England, popularly called Hampshire, and abbreviated to Hants, Hants County was established out of part of what had been Kings County. The words of the minutes of the Council of Nova Scotia for June 17, 1781 make it clear that the distance from Horton (the County town of Kings County) and the inconvenience of crossing the Avon River to transact county business were factors which led to a separate county being formed. Four and a half years later its boundaries were more precisely defined and set forth by the Governor and Council in 1785. The boundary lines of Hants were duly surveyed and confirmed by the Lieutenant Governor 1828. Subsequently in 1861, Hants County was divided into two Districts called East Hants and West Hants.

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Includes sites for artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities, events, institutions and organizations. Some examples are architecture, artists and galleries, museums, libraries, theatres.
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Includes sites covering the business and economic activities of Hants County, including listings of companies and industries

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Includes educational institutions, programs and opportunities; as well as other educational resources.
Please note, collegiate sites should be listed in Reference/Education/Colleges_and_Universities and @links to the local college''s Alumni subcategory.

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Links to localities in Hants County.
Do not submit sites to this category. If your site pertains to the entire Hants County, please submit it to the Regional/North_America/Canada/Nova_Scotia/Counties/Hants category. If your site pertains to a specific locality within Hants County, please submit it to the appropriate Regional/North_America/Canada/Nova_Scotia/Localities category.
Society and culture sites include churches, community organizations, and historical sites.

Subcategories closely mirror the main ODP Society category.

Please submit only sites relating to two or more localities within the Hants county of Nova Scotia. You can find a list of localities that comprise this region here. If the site relates to only one locality, then please submit to the appropriate category of that locality.

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Includes sites about attractions, events and services of interest to the travelling public in Hants County.

Please submit only sites relating to Hants. You can find a list of other localities in Nova Scotia here. If there are multiple locations for this site, consider Regional/North_America/Canada/Nova_Scotia/Regions/Annapolis_Valley/Counties or Regional/North_America/Canada/Nova_Scotia/Regions/Minas_Basin/Counties

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