Chaswood, Nova Scotia
Chaswood is Located in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Chaswood is situated in the Southwest Branch Musquodoboit. Other Communities in this branch include, Cooksbrook, Carrolls Corner, and Dutch Settlement.
Chaswood also has different areas one of the more notable being Chaswood Hills which is the located on Meadow road overlooking the eastern valley. Other areas include the lower plain areas that make up the southwest arm of the Musquodoboit Valley. These areas are most commonly used for farming. Before Taylorville, Chaswood was called Charleswood, only later to be shortened to Chaswood. My great grandfather was given a land grant to settle in the Musquodoboit Valley by the governor-general of Nova Scotia, and Yes, I still have the original deed. He operated and passed on to his son and wife the first Post Office and General Store in Chaswood, gone now, but was located across from the Walter Webster homestead.
Chaswood has a Humid Continental climate, unlike most of Nova Scotia the Musquodoboit Valley is not quite as affected by the ocean. This is due to its inland location. This leads to more snowfall and cooler temperatures in the winter as well as hotter summers. The Musquodoboit Valley is one of the warmest locations in the summer with average summer highs between 22° and 28° degrees.
- John Bell. confederate Seadog: John Taylor Wood in War and Exile. McFarland Publishers. 2002. p. 59
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