Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Kilbarchan within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Kilbarchan, town and par., Renfrewshire - par., 9006 ac., pop. 6868; town, on Kilbarchan Burn, 1½ mile W. of Johnstone and 12 W. of Glasgow, pop. 2548; P.O., 1 Bank; has mfrs. of silks, cottons, and Paisley shawls, and in the vicinity are printworks, quarries, and coal and iron mines. In a niche in the town steeple is a statue of Habbie Simpson, the famous piper of Kilbarchan. On an isolated eminence on the E. side of the town are remains of an old encampment.