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Located on Chaleur Bay, 6.7 km NW of Pointe-Verte: Beresford Parish, Gloucester County and Durham Parish, Restigouche County: William Francis Ganong identified the Mi'kmaq name for Belledune as Meskeeneegeach': settled by Irish immigrants in 1825 and and later by Scottish immigrants in 1832: PO from 1845: in 1866 Belledune was a farming, fishing and lumbering community with approximately 40 resident families: in 1871 it had a population of about 400: in 1904 Belledune was on the Intercolonial Railway and had 1 post office, 4 stores, 1 hotel, 2 churches and a population of 450: included the community of Turgeon: PO Turgeon 1905-1966: Belledune was incorporated as a village in 1968: today Belledune is a deep-water harbour and the site of an industrial complex.

Latitude : 47° 54'

Longitude : 65° 49'

County : Gloucester

Parish : Beresford

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Other communities within the vicinity of    

CommunityDistance (Kilometers)Bearing
Turgeon 2.49 270° W
Belledune Station 3.71 180° S
Hodgin 4.97 270° W
* Distances and bearings were calculated by using the latitude and longitude of the community.