St. George, New Brunswick

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St. George
Town
Magaguadavic River gorge in St. George
Magaguadavic River gorge in St. George
Nickname(s): A Community Proud
St. George is located in New Brunswick
St. George
St. George
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 45°08′N 66°49′W / 45.133°N 66.817°W / 45.133; -66.817Coordinates: 45°08′N 66°49′W / 45.133°N 66.817°W / 45.133; -66.817
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Charlotte County
Settled 1783
Incorporated October 17, 1904
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Crystal Cook
 • Deputy Mayor Faith Avery
Area[1]
 • Total 16.13 km2 (6.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,543
 • Density 95.7/km2 (248/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 17.9%
 • Dwellings 673
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code(s) E5C
Area code(s) 506
Highways
Route 1
Route 172

Route 760
Route 770
Website www.town.stgeorge.nb.ca

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "NHS Profile, St. George, T, New Brunswick, 2011". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 

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