Halifax County Poor Farm

“The first municipal institution built to house the county’s poor and mentally ill was constructed in about 1887 in Cole Harbor.”

https://www.memoryns.ca/halifax-n-s-county-halifax-county-home-and-mental-hospital

In 1864, the land was firmly within the Township of Dartmouth

By 1908, it had reverted to Halifax County

Today, in 2021: no cities, no towns, just Halifax County (and a collection of corporations that serve as hubs for local fiefdoms)