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Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada

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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  • 1848 - Église de Marie-Reine established at Campbellton

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
    Église de Marie-Reine
    500, rue Vanier, Campbellton, NEW BRUNSWICK
    Established 1848
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • In 1866 Campbellton was a farming and lumbering community with approximately 50 families

    archives.gnb.ca

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 1883 - Église de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges established at Campbellton

    www.gcatholic.org

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

    archives.gnb.ca

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
    Campbellton, N.B., from Chappel Hill
    Postcard
  • News 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...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Campbellton, a seaport and summer-resort of Restigouche co., New Brunswick, on the estuary of the Restigouche River and on the Intercolonial R., 16...Read MORE...


  • Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
    Restigouche River Ferry, Campbellton
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  • Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
    Interprovincial Bridge Restigouche River, Campbellton
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  • Campbellton
    Campbellton, NB, incorporated as a city in 1958, population 7385 (2011c), 7384 (2006c). The City of Campbellton is the administrative centre of...Read MORE...




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Église de Marie-Reine
500, rue Vanier, Campbellton, NEW BRUNSWICK
Established 1848
Source: Google maps
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Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
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Campbellton, N.B., from Chappel Hill
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Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
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Restigouche River Ferry, Campbellton
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Interprovincial Bridge Restigouche River, Campbellton
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  • 1848 - Église de Marie-Reine established at Campbellton

    www.gcatholic.org
  • In 1866 Campbellton was a farming and lumbering community with approximately 50 families

    archives.gnb.ca
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1883 - Église de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges established at Campbellton

    www.gcatholic.org
  • Campbellton was incorporated as a town in 1888 and as a city in 1958.

    archives.gnb.ca
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

  • News  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... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Campbellton, a seaport and summer-resort of Restigouche co., New Brunswick, on the estuary of the Restigouche River and on the Intercolonial R., 16... 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... Read MORE...

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