St. George, New Brunswick

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St. George
Town
Magaguadavic River gorge in St. George
Nickname(s): The Granite Town
St. George, New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick
St. George
Location of St. George in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45°07′45″N 66°49′09″W / 45.12909°N 66.81911°W / 45.12909; -66.81911Coordinates: 45°07′45″N 66°49′09″W / 45.12909°N 66.81911°W / 45.12909; -66.81911
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Charlotte County
Settled 1783
Incorporated October 17, 1904
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Danny Henry
 • Deputy Mayor Bruce Jackson
Area
 • Total 16.13 km2 (6.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,543
 • Density 95.66/km2 (247.8/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code E5C
Area code(s) 506
Telephone Exchanges 222 396 754 755

St. George is a Canadian town in Charlotte County, New Brunswick.

Geography[change | change source]

St. George is nicknamed the "Granite Town". It is located on the Magaguadavic River between Passamaquoddy Bay and Lake Utopia. It is 70 km west of Saint John. The Magaguadavic River flows through the town and into a large gorge and the St. George Dam at St. George, with caves in the cliffs on either side.

History[change | change source]

Historical population
Year Population ±%
1901 733
1911 988 +34.8%
1921 1,110 +12.3%
1931 1,087 −2.1%
1941 1,169 +7.5%
1951 1,263 +8.0%
1961 1,133 −10.3%
1981 1,195 +5.5%
1986 1,305 +9.2%
1991 1,345 +3.1%
1996 1,414 +5.1%
2001 1,509 +6.7%
2006 1,309 −13.3%
2011 1,543 +17.9%

The town was founded by Peter Clinch, a United Empire Loyalist who emigrated from the United States in 1784. Several granite quarries operated in the 19th and early 20th century.

Transportation[change | change source]

The town is centered mainly between Route 1 to the North, Route 172 to the south-east along the most southern portion of Route 770.

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