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City located at the mouth of the St. John River: St. John County: William Francis Ganong identified the Mi'kmaq and Maliseet name for Saint John as Menak'wes: first settled in the 1630's by French settlers, then in the 1760's by New Englanders: chiefly settled by Loyalists in 1783: the main section was called Parr Town for John Parr (1725-1791), governor of Nova Scotia from 1782-1791: the west section was named Carleton for Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron of Dorchester (1724-1808): renamed Saint John by Ward Chipman in May 1785: received a royal charter in 1786, making it the first incorporated city in Canada: PO from 1783: in 1871 it was the fourth largest city in the Dominion and had a population of 45,000: in 1898 Saint John was a port of entry, a centre of lumber manufacture and export, a centre where several railways connected: there were cotton mills, rolling mills, brass foundries, iron foundries, nail factories, machine shops, lumber mills, sash and door factories, tannery and shoe factories, axe factories, furniture factories, lead and paint works, breweries, pork-packing operations, vinegar factories, several fish-packing plants, soap factories, public buildings and a population of about 50,000: extended to include the city of Portland in 1889 and was extended again in 1966 to include Lancaster city and parish, and part of Simonds Parish: included the community of Marsh Bridge: PO Marsh Bridge 1902-1948: included the community of Duck Cove: PO Duck Cove 1912-1944, located 5 km SW of city centre in Lancaster Parish: see also Millidgeville, Randolph and Red Head.

Latitude : 45° 16'

Longitude : 66° 3'

County : Saint John

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Other communities within the vicinity of    

CommunityDistance (Kilometers)Bearing
Little River 1.31 90° E
Saint John East 2.27 35° NE
Saint John West 2.27 215° SW
Negrotown Point 2.27 215° SW
West Saint John 2.27 215° SW
Westmorland Heights 2.27 35° NE
Disbrowville 2.27 35° NE
East Saint John 2.27 35° NE
Midwood 2.61 90° E
Marble Cove 2.61 270° W
Navy Island 2.61 270° W
Ouigoudi 2.61 270° W
Union Point 2.61 270° W
Union Point Road 2.61 270° W
Indiantown 3.2 305° NW
Red Head 3.2 125° SE
Fundy Heights 3.2 235° SW
Partridge Island 3.71 180° S
Pleasant Point 3.92 270° W
Point Pleasant 3.92 270° W
Kingsville 3.92 270° W
Milford 3.92 270° W
St. Marysville 3.92 270° W
Simms Corner 3.92 270° W
Bay Shore 3.93 199° SSW
Eastmount 3.93 19° NNE
Fairville 4.33 245° WSW
Fairville Plateau 4.33 245° WSW
Glenburnie 4.33 295° WNW
Duck Cove 4.33 245° WSW
Champlain Heights 4.33 65° ENE
Lancaster 4.33 245° WSW
Greendale 4.33 245° WSW
Pokiok 4.33 295° WNW
Mahogany Road 4.33 245° WSW
Lancaster Vale 4.33 245° WSW
Silver Falls 4.53 35° NE
Silver Falls Park 4.53 35° NE
Anthonys Cove 4.53 145° SE
* Distances and bearings were calculated by using the latitude and longitude of the community.