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Located at the mouth of the Eel River, 7.59 km NE of Skiff Lake: Canterbury Parish, York County: established in 1825 and named Howard Settlement after Sir Howard Douglas (1776-1861), lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick from 1823-1831: renamed Canterbury in 1859 for Sir John Henry Thomas Manners-Sutton (1814-1877), third Viscount of Canterbury and the lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick from 1854-1861: PO Canterbury Station 1859-1969: included Shangallee: in 1866 Canterbury was a farming community with about 93 families, including 6 Dickinson families: in 1871 it was a station on the New Brunswick and Canada Railway and had a population of 150: in 1904 Canterbury was a station on the Canadian Pacific Railway and a settlement with 1 post office, 5 stores, 3 hotels, 3 churches and a population of 400: PO Canterbury from 1969: Canterbury was incorporated as a village in 1966.

Latitude : 45° 53'

Longitude : 67° 29'

County : York

Parish : Canterbury

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CommunityDistance (Kilometers)Bearing
Marne 1.85 0° N
Grant's Crossing 1.85 0° N
California Settlement 2.26 215° SW
Grant Settlement 2.58 90° E
Dead Creek 3.18 234° SW
Carroll Ridge 3.93 161° SSE
Hartin Settlement 4.29 296° WNW
* Distances and bearings were calculated by using the latitude and longitude of the community.