We have found nine communities that share the name Big Lake.
Within Nova Scotia, the name Big Lake is unique.
Beyond Nova Scotia, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these nine communities, one is located in Canada and the other eight communities are located in the United States.
Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
Please visit our profile page for the Alaska community of Big Lake.
Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Big Lake [Mississippi County].
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Big Lake [Noble County].
Please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Big Lake [Sherburne County].
Please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Big Lake [Noxubee County].
Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Big Lake [Holt County].
Please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Big Lake.
Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Big Lake [Reagan County].
Please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Big Lake [Skagit County].
If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Big Lake could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.