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Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada - Église de Marie-Reine 500, rue Vanier, Campbellton, NEW BRUNSWICK Established 1848 Source: Google maps

Campbellton, NB, incorporated as a city in 1958... Campbellton is located on the Québec border near the mouth of the RESTIGOUCHE RIVER. The population is nearly evenly split, being either English-speaking or French-speaking.

The site of 16th- and 17th-century French missions and Scottish fish and lumber trading posts, it was settled by dispossessed ACADIANS in 1757, though most left with the French defeat in the 1760 naval Battle of the RESTIGOUCHE. Named Pointe-des-Sauvages, Pointe-Rochelle and Martin's Point (after Captain Martin, who had established a shipbuilding business), it received its present name (for Lieutenant-Governor Sir Archibald CAMPBELL) after a post-1825 influx of Scots.

Its early industries of fishing, shipbuilding and trapping were soon overtaken by lumbering, which remained the most important industry until late in the 19th century. The arrival of the INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY in the 1880s gave the town a second industrial base, for it was a terminal point and supported a number of railway ancillary industries. Incorporated as a town in 1889, it was completely destroyed by fire in 1910. In 1928 lumbering gave way to paper as a pulp mill was built at nearby Atholville. The J.C. Van Horne Bridge was constructed (1958-61) across the Restigouche River to connect it to the GASPÉ PENINSULA.
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Église de Marie-Reine
500, rue Vanier, Campbellton, NEW BRUNSWICK
Established 1848
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Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada

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Église de Marie-Reine
500, rue Vanier, Campbellton, NEW BRUNSWICK
Established 1848
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Campbellton, N.B., from Chappel Hill
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Campbellton, N.B., from Chappel Hill
Restigouche River Ferry, Campbellton
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Restigouche River Ferry, Campbellton
Interprovincial Bridge Restigouche River, Campbellton
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1848 - Église de Marie-Reine established at Campbellton

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In 1866 Campbellton was a farming and lumbering community with approximately 50 families

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1873
CAMPBELLTON, a seaport town of Restigouche co., N.B., situated at the entrance of the Restigouche river in Baie des Chaleurs, with a station on the I. R., 200 miles from Rivière du Loup, 16 miles from Dalbousie. It is the northernmost town in the province; it contains a telegraph office, 12 or 15 stores, 3 hotels, and several mills, and has a considerable trade in lumber and fish, especially salmon. During season of navigation a steamer runs once a week between Campbellton and Shediac. Pop. 600.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1883 - Église de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges established at Campbellton

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Campbellton was incorporated as a town in 1888 and as a city in 1958.

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1895 - Campbellton
Campbellton, a town of Restigouche co., New Bruns wick, on the estuary of the Restigouche River, 16 miles by rail W. of Dalhousie. It is the northernmost town in the province, and contains 12 or 15 stores, 3 hotels, and several mills, and has a trade in lumber and fish. Pop. 600.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1898 - Campbellton
In 1898 Campbellton was a sub-port of entry, a station on the Intercolonial Railway and a town with 1 post office, 45 stores, 3 hotels, 7 steam sawmills, 2 sash and door factories and planing mills, 1 foundry and machine shop, 2 printing offices, 6 churches and a population of 3,500: included Richardsville and St. Albert.
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1910 - OVER ONE THOUSAND HOUSES ARE BURNED - The Great Conflagration Campbellton, N.B.
All The Mills In Campbellton. The Largest Cedar Shingle Center In Eastern America, Destroyed —
American Capital Largely Interested—High Wind And Failure Of Water Main Makes It Impossible To Stay The Flames—Neighboring Forest Burning.

Dalhousie, N. B. (Special). - A waste of smoking ruins extending for two miles and seven isolated buildings represent the town of Campbellton and the nearby village of Richardsville, which were overwhelmed by fire driven before a gale. Two lives were lost during the hours the fire raged. Dr. Beverly Sproule, a dentist, while aiding with his automobile in rescuing women and children was burned to death by an exploison of gasoline. An infant was suffocated in the dense smoke.

Five thousand residents of Campbellton and 400 of Richardsville are homeless.

One thousand buildings in Campbellton and 75 in the village were destroyed...

Some semblance of order has been established and relief work was begun. During the day special train brought... Read MORE...

Campbellton
Campbellton, NB, incorporated as a city in 1958, population 7385 (2011c), 7384 (2006c). The City of Campbellton is the administrative centre of Restigouche County. Campbellton is located on the Québec border near the mouth of the RESTIGOUCHE RIVER. The population is nearly evenly split, being either English-speaking or French-speaking.

The site of 16th- and 17th-century French missions and Scottish fish and lumber trading posts, it was settled by dispossessed ACADIANS in 1757, though most left with the French defeat in the 1760 naval Battle of the RESTIGOUCHE. Named Pointe-des-Sauvages, Pointe-Rochelle and Martin's Point (after Captain Martin, who had established a shipbuilding business), it received its present name (for Lieutenant-Governor Sir Archibald CAMPBELL) after a post-1825 influx of Scots.

Its early industries of fishing, shipbuilding and trapping were soon overtaken by lumbering, which remained the most important industry until late in the 19th century. The arrival of ... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Campbellton:
1. Sugarloaf Provincial Park:

This park is a year-round outdoor haven for nature enthusiasts. In the winter, you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding, while summer offers hiking, mountain biking, and breathtaking views from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain.

2. Restigouche River:

Known for its excellent salmon fishing, the Restigouche River is a paradise for anglers. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you can hire a local guide and try your luck in catching Atlantic salmon.

3. Campbellton Waterfront:

Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront boardwalk, which offers stunning views of the Restigouche River and the iconic Campbellton Railway Bridge. It's a perfect spot for a relaxing evening walk.

4. Campbellton Centennial Library:

If you're a book lover or want a quiet place to relax, visit the Campbellton Centennial Library. It's a great place to unwind and explore a wide selection of books and magazines.

5. Appalachian Range Trail:

For hikers... Read MORE...

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male ancestorRichard FERGUSON (1810, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila) - 4 July 1884, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada)
photo of James H HITCHCOCKJames H HITCHCOCK (11 November 1852, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada - 25 May 1937, Edmundston, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada)
male ancestorHenry AUBY (AUBÉ) (19 April 1899, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada - , )
female ancestorMary Edith VINEAULT (VIENNEAU) (1907, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada - 17 August 1984, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)
male ancestorAdrien NEVEU (5 July 1911, St-Ambroise de Kildare, Quebec, Canada - 27 November 1987, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada)
male ancestorZoel ARSENEAULT (August 2, 1919, Balmoral, Restigouche County, New Brunswick , Canada - April 6, 1980, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada)
female ancestorMarie Therese (Maria) LEBLANC (September 30, 1929, Balmoral , New Brunswick, Canada - May 5, 2006, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada)
male ancestorRichard MOORES (03 20 1932, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada - 09 22 1999, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada)
female ancestorMary Pamela Ann Carroll HARQUAIL (18 April 1940, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada - 28 February 2022, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada)

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