Onslow, Nova Scotia

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Onslow, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Onslow, Nova Scotia
Onslow in Nova Scotia
Onslow Township marker

Onslow is a small, unincorporated, Canadian rural community in central Colchester County, Nova Scotia. The community is located along the north bank of the Salmon River, opposite the town of Truro and is largely a farming area. It is situated in a region first settled by Europeans as Onslow Township (1761).

An important highway interchange is located in the community, where Highway 102 terminates at Highway 104.

Onslow is home to Central Colchester Junior High School, operated by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. Onslow also contains a small corner store, a John Deere dealership and a volunteer fire department. The area is mostly farmland, but, people live here also and the community is expanding somewhat. In the fall and spring, migrating Canada Geese are attracted to the farmlands and corn fields. Onslow is geographically situated in an area with high winds, making it an excellent location for wind turbines. Some farmers in the area have chosen to erect wind turbines to power their farms.

Nova Scotia Power has a power distrution point in Onslow where it interconnects the Halifax Regional Municipality with Cape Breton, South Shore and New Brunswick Power Transmission System.[1]

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Coordinates: 45°23′15.1″N 63°18′16.5″W / 45.387528°N 63.304583°W / 45.387528; -63.304583