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Waterside (P.E.I.)
  • 9 mi. SE of Charlottetown in Lot 49, beside Pownal Bay.
Wellington (P.E.I.)

Use for: Untitled, Quagmire, Wellinton Station

  • Village incorporated in 1959 in Lot 16. Named for the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) School district Quagmire, c1855 given for Long Swamp between Wellington and Miscouche. PO Wellington Station from c1875.
West Cape (P.E.I.)

Use for: Untitled, Greenhill

  • 9 mi. w of O'Leary in Lots 7 and 8. Post Office c1852-1913. School district Greenhill before 1880
West Covehead (P.E.I.)

Use for: Untitled, Covehead West, Western Covehead

  • 11 mi N of Charlottetown in Lot 34. PO Covehead West 1870-1913 (sometimes listed as Western Covehead).
West River (P.E.I.)

Use for: Untitled, Elliot River (P.E.I.)

  • Flows E. into Charlottetown Harbour. Named Elliot River by Holland in 1765 for Edward Eliot, Lord Commissioner of Trade and Plantations, 1860. Commonly written Elliott River. West River was officially approved in 1970. In Micmac Tjigaoegatig 'bass place'.
Wheatley River (P.E.I.)
  • 4 mi. E of Hunter River in Lot 24
Wilmot (P.E.I.)

Use for: Untitled, Wilmot River, Wilmot Creek

  • Village incorporated 1965 in Lots 17 and 19 on N. side of Wilmot River. Meacham 1880 Wilmot District and Wilmot Creek.
Winsloe (P.E.I.)
  • 4 mi. NW of Charlottetown in Lot 33. Named for John Hodges Winsloe, a land owner in mid 1800s.
Wood Islands (P.E.I.)
  • In Northumberland Strait, Lot 62. Originally two islands, one 20 acres, the other 5 acres, but the construction of the harbour facilities since 1868 has greatly altered their shape. Bellin 1744 I a Bova; Franquet 1751 Isles a bois. In Micmac Menesg, 'grassy'.
York (P.E.I.)
  • 6 mi. NE of Charlottetown in Lot 34. First called Little York with first reference to York in 1879. Settled from Yorkshire, England.
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