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Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada  / Cobequid, Acadia

The Town of Truro is located along the Salmon River 100 km northeast of Halifax on Cobequid Bay, MINAS BASIN. The MIKMAQ had a village along the river and their name for the area described how the powerful TIDES affected the rivers flow near its mouth...

A land grant including the area was awarded in 1689 by Louis XIV, and ACADIANS were present as early as 1701, finally leaving in 1755 in the turbulent year of the expulsion. The Acadians spelled the Mikmaq name as Cobequit (or Cobequid), and it received its present name in 1759 from New England settlers and likely honours Truro in Cornwall, Eng. Transports of settlers arrived in the 1760s and further development of the town began.
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  • In 1689, Mathieu Martin "the first born Frenchman in Acadia" secured a seigneury along the Wecobequitk River at the site of present-day Truro. He founded the Acadian settlement of Cobequit.
    Families named as Bourg, Blanchard, Aucoin, Benoit and others followed Martin and settled around Cobequit.
    www.truro.ca/ history-of-truro.html

  • By 1748 there were 142 families in the Cobequit district.

    www.truro.ca/ history-of-truro.html

  • In 1755, at the time of the expulsion of the Acadians by the English, the Acadians left their homes at Cobequit to avoid deportation and the villages were eventually burned by the English, discouraging the Acadians' return.

    www.truro.ca/ history-of-truro.html

  • In 1758, the Governor of Nova Scotia Charles Lawrence, issued a proclamation which was circulated in the New England colonies offering free land to settlers who would come to Nova Scotia.

    www.truro.ca/ history-of-truro.html

  • Captain Alexander McNutt applied for land for himself and others from New Hampshire. These people were of Scots-Irish descent, often referred to as Ulster Scots. In 1761, about 60 families came to settle Truro Township on the south side of the bay.

    www.truro.ca/ history-of-truro.html

  • The year 1858 can be considered the turning point in the history of Truro. In this year, the railway opened between Truro and Halifax. No other single factor in Truro’s history had such a profound effect on the life and growth of the community.
    It brought new people, and more employment which increased commerce and business. It also had the effect of changing the former centre of the...Read MORE...


  • 1870 - Church of the Immaculate Conception established at Truro

    www.gcatholic.org

  • News 1871 - The Presbyterian Church of Truro Nova Scotia, has had but three pastors in one hundred years.
    The present pastor was installed in 1838. One of the elders has held office for sixty-seven years.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 11, 1871

  • 1873 - Halifax, April 4. - Last night a coal train from Picton ran off the track west of Truro, and soon after the inter-colonial express train, from St. John, N.B., came along and ran into the freight train.
    The engineer, CAMERON, and baggage-master, HUNT, were killed.
    None of the passengers were injured. Among the passengers were the agents of the White ...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    TRURO, an important market town of Nova Scotia, capital of Colchester co., situated 2 miles above the head of Cobequid Bay, and on the I. R., 61...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Truro
    Tru'ro, a town of Nova Scotia, capital of Colchester co., 2 miles above the head of Cobequid Bay, on the Inter colonial Railway, 61 miles N. by ' of...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Truro, a town and seaport of Nova Scotia, capital of Colchester co., 2 miles above the head of Cobequid Bay on the Intercolonial and Midland Rs., and ...Read MORE...


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    Truro, NS, incorporated as a town in 1875, population 12 059 (2011c), 11 765 (2006c). The Town of Truro is located along the Salmon River 100 km...Read MORE...




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  • In 1689, Mathieu Martin "the first born Frenchman in Acadia" secured a seigneury along the Wecobequitk River at the site of present-day Truro. He founded the Acadian settlement of Cobequit.
    Families named as Bourg, Blanchard, Aucoin, Benoit and others followed Martin and settled around Cobequit.
    www.truro.ca/ history-of-truro.html
  • By 1748 there were 142 families in the Cobequit district.

    www.truro.ca/ history-of-truro.html
  • In 1755, at the time of the expulsion of the Acadians by the English, the Acadians left their homes at Cobequit to avoid deportation and the villages were eventually burned by the English, discouraging the Acadians' return.

    www.truro.ca/ history-of-truro.html
  • In 1758, the Governor of Nova Scotia Charles Lawrence, issued a proclamation which was circulated in the New England colonies offering free land to settlers who would come to Nova Scotia.

    www.truro.ca/ history-of-truro.html
  • Captain Alexander McNutt applied for land for himself and others from New Hampshire. These people were of Scots-Irish descent, often referred to as Ulster Scots. In 1761, about 60 families came to settle Truro Township on the south side of the bay.

    www.truro.ca/ history-of-truro.html
  • The year 1858 can be considered the turning point in the history of Truro. In this year, the railway opened between Truro and Halifax. No other single factor in Truro’s history had such a profound effect on the life and growth of the community.
    It brought new people, and more employment which increased commerce and business. It also had the effect of changing the former centre of the... Read MORE...

  • 1870 - Church of the Immaculate Conception established at Truro

    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1871 - The Presbyterian Church of Truro Nova Scotia, has had but three pastors in one hundred years.
    The present pastor was installed in 1838. One of the elders has held office for sixty-seven years. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 11, 1871
  • 1873
    TRURO, an important market town of Nova Scotia, capital of Colchester co., situated 2 miles above the head of Cobequid Bay, and on the I. R., 61... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - Halifax, April 4. - Last night a coal train from Picton ran off the track west of Truro, and soon after the inter-colonial express train, from St. John, N.B., came along and ran into the freight train.
    The engineer, CAMERON, and baggage-master, HUNT, were killed.
    None of the passengers were injured. Among the passengers were the agents of the White ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Truro
    Tru'ro, a town of Nova Scotia, capital of Colchester co., 2 miles above the head of Cobequid Bay, on the Inter colonial Railway, 61 miles N. by ' of... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Truro, a town and seaport of Nova Scotia, capital of Colchester co., 2 miles above the head of Cobequid Bay on the Intercolonial and Midland Rs., and ... Read MORE...

  • Truro
    Truro, NS, incorporated as a town in 1875, population 12 059 (2011c), 11 765 (2006c). The Town of Truro is located along the Salmon River 100 km... Read MORE...

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