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Saint-Léonard, NB, incorporated as a town in 1920... The Town of Saint Léonard is a predominantly French-speaking community, named in honour of an early settler, Léonard Coombes. In the late 18th century, Acadians settled this area along the SAINT JOHN RIVER, midway between Grand Falls and Edmundston, but it was not until near the mid-19th century that a large number of settlers arrived.

Agriculture was supplemented by forestry, but since the mid 20th century, farming has greatly diminished... The town is a border crossing point directly across the river from Van Buren, Maine.


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Église de Saint-Léonard
668, rue Principale, Saint-Léonard, NEW BRUNSWICK
Established 1924
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Église de Saint-Léonard
668, rue Principale, Saint-Léonard, NEW BRUNSWICK
Established 1924
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Hotel Cyr, St. Leonard, N. B. Route 2 & 17
Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick, Canada

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Hotel Cyr, St. Leonard, N. B. Route 2 & 17

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Saint-Léonard Parish, Madawaska County: was first settled by Acadians in 1789

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1873
ST. LEONARD, a post village and parish in Victoria co., N.B., 7 miles from Grand Falls. Pop. 1,997.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
In 1898 St. Leonard Station was a station on the Canadian Pacific Railway and a settlement with 1 post office, 4 stores, 2 hotels, 1 church and a population of 350:

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Saint-Léonard was incorporated as a town in 1920.

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1924 - Église de Saint-Léonard established in Saint-Léonard

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Saint-Leonard
Saint-Léonard, NB, incorporated as a town in 1920, population 1343 (2011c), 1352 (2006c). The Town of Saint Léonard is a predominantly French-speaking community, named in honour of an early settler, Léonard Coombes. In the late 18th century, Acadians settled this area along the SAINT JOHN RIVER, midway between Grand Falls and Edmundston, but it was not until near the mid-19th century that a large number of settlers arrived.

Agriculture was supplemented by forestry, but since the mid 20th century, farming has greatly diminished. J.D. Irving Ltd operates a softwood sawmill in Saint-Léonard and a hardwood mill a few kilometres northwest of the town at Veneer, an informally-named site. Additional employment is found at the pulp mill in EDMUNDSTON and the food-processing plant in GRAND FALLS. The Madawaska Weavers produce their well-known textiles here in both a central location and as a cottage industry. The town is a border crossing point directly across the river from Van Buren,... Read MORE...

2023 - While it might not be as bustling as some larger cities, it has its own unique charm and plenty of things to see and do. Let's dive into the local delights of Saint-Léonard:
Riverside Park:

Start your journey at Riverside Park, a serene spot along the Tobique River. Perfect for a leisurely stroll, a picnic, or just enjoying the natural beauty. The river views are particularly breathtaking.

Tobique Narrows:

Nature enthusiasts, this one's for you. Head to Tobique Narrows for some stunning scenery. The river narrows between high cliffs, creating a picturesque landscape. It's a fantastic spot for photography and just soaking in the beauty of the outdoors.

Tobique River Trail:

If you're up for a bit of a hike, the Tobique River Trail is a fantastic choice. It winds through lush forests, offering glimpses of wildlife and, of course, more beautiful river views. A great way to connect with nature.

Saint-Léonard Historical Society Museum:

Get a dose of local history at the Saint-Léonard Historical Society Museum. It's a small but charming museum that provides insights into the area's past. From early settlers to more recent developments,... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick, Canada

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male ancestorAlexandre ROY (2 June 1806, Ecoupag, York, New Brunswick, Canada - 1880, Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick, Canada (St Leonard))
female ancestorMarguerite CORMIER (1811, , New Brunswick, Canada - 1887, Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick, Canada (St Leonard))
male ancestorHermenegilde (Archie) ROY KING (April 1845, Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick, Canada (St Leonard) - 1910, )
photo of William Gabriel POITRASWilliam Gabriel POITRAS (6 September 1878, Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick, Canada (St Leonard) - 22 February 1965, Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada (Colebrooke))
photo of Marie GAUDREAUMarie GAUDREAU (9 February 1890, Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick, Canada (St Leonard) - 9 November 1971, Waterville, Maine, USA)

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