Milton, Nova Scotia is a village located immediately north of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the Region of QueensNova Scotia. The village is most well known for being the birthplace of the international best selling author Margaret Marshall Saunders. Her most famous book was Beautiful Joe. In 1994, the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society was formed to celebrate the life and story of Beautiful Joe and the achievements of Margaret Marshall Saunders. The book is set in Meaford, Ontario, where the society has established a park dedicated to Beautiful Joe named Beautiful Joe Park.
As of 2006, the population was 1,057. The Mersey River, paralleled by Trunk 8, passes directly through Milton.