7 mi N of Souris in Lot 45. Named for Herman McDonald, first settler c 1850 and postmaster, who was still living in 1905. PO Lot 45 1854-1884; PO Hermanville 1884-1914. Meacham 1880 notes Hermanville Hotel at Lot Forty Five P.O.

Records, including Meacham, offer alternate or earlier names for the area, notably Black Bush and Black Brook. Further reference regarding these names is difficult to find, however, books and some letters dating as late as the 1940s contain hand written addresses indicating "Black Bush". One of the Hermanville school's was named Black Brook, the other was named Milton.

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