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Aroostook, New Brunswick

Aroostook
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
Aroostook is located in New Brunswick
Aroostook
Aroostook
Location of Aroostook in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°48′04″N 67°43′28″W / 46.8011°N 67.72436°W / 46.8011; -67.72436
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
CountyVictoria
ParishAndover
Village Status1966
Government
 • TypeVillage Council
Area
 • Land10.25 km2 (3.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total351
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 6.1%
 • Dwellings
588
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)506
Access Routes
Route 11

Route 134
Websitewww.atholville.net

Aroostook (/əˈrstʊk/ ə-ROO-stuuk)[4] (2011 population: 351) is a Canadian village in Victoria County, New Brunswick.

Geography

The village is located on the west bank of the Saint John River at the mouth of the Aroostook River. It is approximately 11 kilometres north of Perth-Andover.

History

Aroostook was founded in 1852 and became an important railway centre in 1878 with the completion of the New Brunswick Railway from Fredericton to Edmundston and the Aroostook River Railway from Aroostook to Caribou, Maine. Both railways were leased by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1890 and a large rail yard and locomotive roundhouse was constructed in the village to service CPR trains operating in northwestern New Brunswick and northern Maine.

The construction of taxpayer-funded highways during the 20th century saw railways decline in use following World War II. CPR abandoned service through Aroostook in March 1987 following the loss of 2 bridges to ice jams downstream from the village.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ Government of New Brunswick website: Aroostock Archived June 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Atholville website". Archived from the original on 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2015-01-11.
  3. ^ a b 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Atholville, New Brunswick
  4. ^ The Canadian Press (2017), The Canadian Press Stylebook (18th ed.), Toronto: The Canadian Press

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