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Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada - 1895 - Fredericton
Fred'ericton, a city and port of entry of New Brunswick, capital of the province, and of the county of York, is finely situated on the west side of the river St. John, 60 miles N.N.W. of St. John. Lat. 45° 55' N.; lon. 66° 31' 30'. W. The public buildings comprise the Parliament buildings, the government house, city hall, court-house, exhibition building and rink, barracks, and university. Fredericton is the seat of a Church of England bishop. The cathedral, a handsome edifice, is situated at the lower end of the town. The St. John River, which is here 3 of a mile wide, is navigable to this point, 84 miles from the Bay of Fundy, for sea-going vessels of 120 tons. Small steamers ascend 65 miles farther to Woodstock, and during high water to the Grand Falls, 75 miles above Woodstock. The streets are lighted with gas. The town has one bank and a bank agency, 1 semi-weekly and 4 weekly newspapers, a reading-room, several hotels, a number of first-class stores, and manufactories of iron castings, mill-machinery, leather, boots and shoes, wooden-ware, &c. It is the chief terminus of the Fredericton and New Brunswick Railways. Fredericton was originally called St. Ann's. It was founded by Sir Guy Carleton in 1786, shortly after the erection of New Brunswick into a separate province. Pop. (1891) 6502.
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
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