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(Fort Lawrence)

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"Amherst, formerly Fort Lawrence, a port of entry of Nova Scotia, the capital of Cumberland co., on an arm of Cumberland Bay, and on the Intercolonial Railway, 9 miles from Sackville, N.B., and 138 miles W. by N. of Halifax. It contains the county and railway buildings, about 30 stores, several churches, hotels, mills, and factories, an iron foundry, 2 tanneries, a weekly newspaper, and a branch bank. It has a large trade especially in lumber and ship building. Pop. 2000."

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

The area known as Fort Lawrence was originally called "Beaubassin" by the French in 1671 and "Chignecto" by the Indians. It was the first major settlement to be established by the French outside of Port Royal in Acadia. It grew in stature and eventually became the center of government for all of Acadia in 1684. So it was not only the geographical center of Acadia but the administrative center also.

users.eastlink.ca/ ~flbha/ History/ Beaubassin.htm

www.acadian-cajun.com/ bbassin.htm

www.acadian-home.org/ acadians-beaubassin.html


NOTE: Interesting article about old Acadian Cemeteries
www.ameriquefrancaise.org/ en/ article-333/ Acadian_Cemeteries_in_ Nova_Scotia.html#1

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  • 1672 - Beaubassin, a town in northern Acadia, is founded about this time by Jacques Bourgeois.
    www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm

    Beaubassin was settled in 1672, the second Acadian village to be established after Port Royal. The village was... Read MORE...

  • By 1685, there were 22 houses in Beaubassin.
    Wikipedia
  • In 1686, the area was constituted into a parish and Father Claude Trouvé, of Quebec, built Beaubassin's first church.
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  • 1696 - During King William's War French and Native raids on Maine, specifically on Pemaquid, Maine (present day Bristol, Maine) earlier that year.
    In response, the English colonial militia leader Benjamin Church led a devastating raid on Beaubassin in 1696. Wikipedia
  • 1704 - Attacked
    June 20: Benjamin Church (1639-1718), with 700 men, three warships and fourteen transports, burned Les Mines (Grand Pre), took Cobequid (Truro) and... Read MORE...

  • 1750 - LeLoutre gets the Indians to burn Beaubassin to get Acadians over to French territory.
    Father LeLoutre had been urging the Acadians south and east of the Missaguash River to move north to French territory. Finally, in 1750, he led the... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    A township in Nova Scotia, in Cumberland co. Area 26,750 acres. Its principal village of the same name is situated near the isthmus which separates... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    AMHERST, (formerly known as Fort Lawrence,) a seaport town of Nova
    Scotia, the capital of Cumberland co., very pleasantly situated on an arm of... Read MORE...

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    Amherst, formerly Fort Lawrence, a port of entry of Nova Scotia, the capital of Cumberland co., on an arm of Cumberland Bay and on the Intercolonial... Read MORE...

  • Amherst
    Amherst, NS, incorporated as a town in 1889, population 9717 (2011c), 9505 (2006c). The Town of Amherst is located near the border with New... Read MORE...

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