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Located at the mouth of the Madawaska River, 7.76 km WNW of Saint-Basile: Madawaska Parish, Madawaska County: first called Petit-Sault or Little Falls for the falls located at the mouth of the Madawaska River: PO Little Falls 1847-1851: included the settlement of Madawaska: PO 1837-1864: in 1866 Madawaska was a farming community with 185 resident families, including 9 Albert, 7 Michaud, 10 Ouellett and 7 Picord families: renamed Edmundston in 1850 for Sir Edmund Walker Head (1805-1868), lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick from 1848-1854: PO Edmundston from 1851: in 1871 it had a population of 400: in 1898 Edmundston was a port of entry, terminus of the northern section of the Canadian Pacific Railway, a junction on the Témiscouata Railway and a locality with 1 post office, 11 stores, 4 hotels, 1 shingle mill, 1 sawmill, 3 churches and a population of 2,000: Edmundston was incorporated as a city in 1952.

Latitude : 47° 22'

Longitude : 68° 20'

County : Madawaska

Parish : Madawaska

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Other communities within the vicinity of    

CommunityDistance (Kilometers)Bearing
Petit-Sault 1.26 90° E
Edmundston-Est 1.26 90° E
Madawaska Maliseet First Nation 2.51 90° E
Boucher 3.92 341° NNW
Verret 4.2 244° WSW
* Distances and bearings were calculated by using the latitude and longitude of the community.