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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East Hants Community Rider
Helps residents overcome transportation barriers. Offers membership information, details of the fleet and overview of the program.
East Hants Minor Hockey Association
Information about activities on the East Hants minor hockey scene. Tournaments, players, teams, coaches, officials, the Memorandum of Association, policies and contact information.
The Hants Journal
Centred in Windsor, this weekly paper features news, sports, features and columns, and offers editorials and classifieds for the county.
Hants Journal Index
List of births, marriages and deaths between 1898 and 1911.
Municipality of East Hants
Information and resources for the area featuring community, departments, council, notices and contact information.
The Municipality of the District of West Hants
The municipality presents a list of council members, departments and contact information.
West Hants Dial-A-Ride
Accessible transportation for seniors, persons with disabilities, persons of low or fixed income and youth. Offers contact phone numbers.
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