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Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada / Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence)

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Where is Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada / Beaubassin, Acadia? 

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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Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada / Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence) - Christie's Pond, Amherst, N.S.
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada / Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence)

Christie's Pond, Amherst, N.S.
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada / Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence) - Map of Acadia - Source: http://www.acadian-cajun.com/acadmap.htm
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada / Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence)

Map of Acadia - Source: www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadmap.htm
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada / Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence) - The Armouries, Amherst, Nova Scotia
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada / Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence)

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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 ...Read MORE...

By 1685, there were 22 houses in Beaubassin.

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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...Read MORE...

1704 - Attacked
June 20: Benjamin Church (1639-1718), with 700 men, three warships and fourteen transports, burned ...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...Read MORE...

1859
A township in Nova Scotia, in Cumberland co. Area 26,750 acres. Its principal village of the same...Read MORE...

1873
AMHERST, (formerly known as Fort Lawrence,) a seaport town of Nova
Scotia, the capital of...Read MORE...

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1916
Amherst, formerly Fort Lawrence, a port of entry of Nova Scotia, the capital of Cumberland co., on...Read MORE...

Amherst
Amherst, NS, incorporated as a town in 1889, population 9717 (2011c), 9505 (2006c). The Town of...Read MORE...


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