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City located at the bend in the Petitcodiac River: Moncton Parish
, Westmorland County
: first settled by the Acadians and then occupied by Pennsylvania Germans in 1765: PO Bend in the Petitcodiac
1833-1865: renamed Moncton: PO Moncton
from 1865: in 1871 Moncton had a population of 1,300: in 1898 it was a port of entry, a railway, commercial and manufacturing centre, and headquarters for the Intercolonial Railway and the Moncton and Buctouche Railway with several public buildings, an opera house, 1 post office, 1 foundry and machine company, 1 cotton mill, 1 machine shop, 1 grist and flour mill, 2 planing mills including sash and door factories, 2 steam sawmills, 1 shingle mill, 1 hay press factory, 3 carriage factories, 1 barrel factory, about 100 stores, 3 hotels, 10 churches and a population of 10,000: included the community of Newton Heights located in the W end: PO Newton Heights
1922-1943: also included the community of Parkton, located 3 km NW of city centre: PO Parkton
1920-1954: also included the community of Lewisville
, located 1.5 km NE of Moncton: also included the community of Lutes Mountain
: Moncton was incorporated as a city in 1890.
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