Here's a small thing I'm struggling with: I'm writing in the last quarter of the 18th century, set in what would today be part of Canada but was at that time the colony of Nova Scotia. I know it's good to make the setting clear up front, and I do, as far as the names of nearby towns. The problem is all the towns I'm referencing are named after towns in England, so off the bat a reader would assume they're reading something set in England. On the other hand, it's awkward for the main character to reference the name of the colony and every time I try to put it in it sounds strange. It's easier to reference Nova Scotia later in the second chapter (which is where I have my first reference at the moment) but is this too late? How can I get around this? Thanks!