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Located on E side of the St. John River across from Somerville, 3.92 km SSE of Simonds: Brighton Parish, Carleton County: William Francis Ganong identified the Maliseet name for this area as Abekaguim'ek or "salmon bed": PO Becaguimic 1852-1868: in 1866 Becaguimic was a farming community with about 80 families: renamed Hartland in 1868 for James R. Hartley (1833-1868), a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Carleton County: PO Hartland from 1868: in 1871 Hartland had a population of 400: in 1898 Hartland was the commercial centre of an extensive agricultural district, a station on the Canadian Pacific Railway and a village with 1 post office, 12 stores, 3 hotels, 1 sawmill, 1 woodworking factory, 1 cheese factory, 4 churches and a population of 400: Hartland was incorporated as a town in 1918: Hartland is the site of the longest covered bridge in the world.

Latitude : 46° 18'

Longitude : 67° 32'

County : Carleton

Parish : Brighton

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Other communities within the vicinity of    

CommunityDistance (Kilometers)Bearing
Palmer Settlement 1.28 270° W
Prosser Settlement 1.28 270° W
McCafferty Settlement 1.28 270° W
Middle Simonds 1.28 270° W
Upper Brighton 2.25 325° NW
Victoria Corner 3.92 161° SSE
Bowyers Corner 3.92 161° SSE
Simonds 3.92 341° NNW
Hale 3.92 341° NNW
Deep Creek 4.51 145° SE
* Distances and bearings were calculated by using the latitude and longitude of the community.