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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia

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Where is Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia? 

The city is situated in southeastern New Brunswick, in the Petitcodiac River valley at the geographic centre of the Maritime Provinces. The community has the nickname "Hub City" because of its central location and also because Moncton has historically been the railway and land transportation hub for the Maritime Provinces…

French Acadians first settled the head of the Bay of Fundy in the 1670s. The first reference to the "Petcoucoyer River" was on the De Meulles map of 1686. Settlement of the Petitcodiac and Memramcook river valleys began about 1700, gradually extending inland and reaching the site of present day Moncton in 1733. The first Acadian settlers in the Moncton area established a marshland farming community and chose to name their settlement Le Coude (The Elbow)…Wikipedia


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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia - Church of St. Bernard
43 Botsford St., Moncton, NEW BRUNSWICK
Established 1888
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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia

Church of St. Bernard
43 Botsford St., Moncton, NEW BRUNSWICK
Established 1888
Source: Google maps
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia - Main Street, Moncton, N.B.
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia

Main Street, Moncton, N.B.
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia - Depot, Moncton, New Brunswick
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia

Depot, Moncton, New Brunswick
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia - Bridge Over Petitcodiac River, Moncton, N.B., Canada
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia

Bridge Over Petitcodiac River, Moncton, N.B., Canada
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia - Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption
220, rue St-George, Moncton, NEW BRUNSWICK E1C
Established 1914
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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia

Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption
220, rue St-George, Moncton, NEW BRUNSWICK E1C
Established 1914
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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia - The Famous Bore, Moncton, N. B.
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia

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1697 - First settlement at Moncton, New Brunswick.

www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
1701 The Acadian town of Petitcodiac is founded.

1766 - Moncton, New Brunswick founded

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1867 - July 8 - Le Moniteur Acadien first published; First French-language newspaper in the Maritimes. Moncton, New Brunswick

canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_8
1868 - October 10 - Collège Saint-Joseph opens its doors as the first Acadian institution of higher education. Moncton, NB

canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_10
1873
MONCTON, a post town of New Brunswick, co. of Westmorland, beautifully situated at tie bend of the...Read MORE...

1888 - Church of St. Bernard established in Moncton

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1906
Moncton, a city and port of entry of New Brunswick, co. of Westmoreland, 89 miles NE. of St. John,...Read MORE...

1920 - Église de Saint-Louis-de-France established in Moncton

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1963 - Most of today's Acadians live in New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Nova Scotia, with some in parts of Maine and Quebec.
While there are continuing struggles against assimilation and attempts to keep the French language...Read MORE...

1963 - The Université de Moncton is founded.

new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html
Moncton
Moncton, NB, incorporated as a city in 1890, population 71 889 (2016c), 69 074 (2011c), 64 128...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here


Babineau
flag  Jean BABINEAU (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - December 1796, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia)

Darois
immigrant flag  Jerome DAROIS (abt. 1670, Paris, France - abt. 1750, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia)

Surette
flag  Joseph SURETTE (22 May 1712, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - 1750, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada / Petitcodiac, Acadia)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1734
Jean Baptiste VINCENT (abt. 1711 - 13 January 1766) & Elisabeth COMEAU (10 March 1716 - 18 May 1785)
married 25 May 1734
 

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