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Nemegos is an unincorporated place and community in geographic Halsey Township[1] in the Unorganized North Part of Sudbury District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada.[2] It is on the Nemegosenda River in the James Bay drainage basin, and also is on the Canadian Pacific Railway transcontinental main line,[3] between the railway points of Devon to the west and Tophet to the east.

Etymology: Named for the Nemegosenda River
Nemegos is located in Ontario
Location of Nemegos in Ontario
Coordinates: 47°43′32″N 83°12′13″W / 47.72556°N 83.20361°W / 47.72556; -83.20361Coordinates: 47°43′32″N 83°12′13″W / 47.72556°N 83.20361°W / 47.72556; -83.20361
RegionNortheastern Ontario
PartSudbury, Unorganized, North
436 m (1,430 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern Time Zone)
Postal code FSA
Area code(s)705, 249


Nemegos was established in the 1890s as a sectional point on the CPR between the divisional points of Chapleau to the west and Cartier to the east.[4][5] The residents were a mix of native and European settlers, primarily Finnish people. The post office was opened in 1912 by S.A. Hatch. There was a store, hotel, bunkhouses and a one-room school. Some of the men worked on the CPR; however, most were logging contractors, producing axe ties under contract to Austin, Nicholson Ltd. of nearby Chapleau.[5]



  1. ^ "Halsey" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  2. ^ "Nemegos". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  3. ^ Map 12 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 1,600,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  4. ^ "Ontario and Quebec Railway Territories" from the 2nd Edition, 1915, Atlas of Canada (Map). 1 : 2,217,600. Natural Resources Canada. 1913. Archived from the original on 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  5. ^ a b Charbonneau, Yvan (2010-10-02). "History". Nemegos. Ontario Ghost Towns. Retrieved 2011-09-11.

External linksEdit

  • Nemegos at Ontario Ghost Towns; includes photos