Tide Head, New Brunswick

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Tide Head
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Tide Head Village Hall and Fire Department
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Nickname(s): 
Fiddlehead Capital of the World
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Tide Head
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 47°59′06″N66°45′54″W / 47.985°N 66.765°W / 47.985; -66.765 Coordinates: 47°59′06″N66°45′54″W / 47.985°N 66.765°W / 47.985; -66.765
Country Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Province Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
County Restigouche
Parish Addington
Village Status1966
Electoral Districts   
Federal

Madawaska—Restigouche
Provincial Restigouche West
Government
[1]
  TypeTide Head Village Council
   Mayor Randy Hunter
  Councillors
   MP René Arseneault (Lib.)
   MLA Gilles LePage (Lib.)
Area
[2]
  Land19.43 km2 (7.50 sq mi)
Population
 (2016) [2]
  Total938
  Density48.3/km2 (125/sq mi)
  Change
2011-2016
Decrease2.svg 9.5%
  Dwellings
417
Time zone UTC-4 (AST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-3 (ADT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s) 506
Access Routes
NB 11.svg Route 11

NB 134.svg Route 134
Median Income*$77,466 CDN
Website http://www.tidehead.ca/
  • Median household income, 2015 (all households)

Tide Head (2016 pop. 938) is a Canadian village in Restigouche County, New Brunswick. [3] [2] </ref>

Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Restigouche County, New Brunswick County in New Brunswick, Canada

Restigouche County is located in north-central New Brunswick, Canada. The county is named for the Restigouche River which flows through the county and is famous for its salmon pools, which have attracted wealthy American and Canadian tourists to the region's summer colonies for decades. Forestry dominates the local economy.

New Brunswick province in Canada

New Brunswick is one of four Atlantic provinces on the east coast of Canada. According to the Constitution of Canada, New Brunswick is the only bilingual province. About two-thirds of the population declare themselves anglophones, and one third francophones. One-third of the population describes themselves as bilingual. Atypically for Canada, only about half of the population lives in urban areas, mostly in Greater Moncton, Greater Saint John and the capital Fredericton.

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Geography

Located on the south bank of the Restigouche River 10 km west of Campbellton, the village is situated where the tides on the Restigouche River cease to become visible, the reason for its name.

Restigouche River river in Canada

The Restigouche River is a river that flows across the northwestern part of the province of New Brunswick and the southeastern part of Quebec.

Campbellton, New Brunswick City in New Brunswick, Canada

Campbellton is a city with a population of 6,883 (2016) in Restigouche County, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Tide Head federal post office

History

The first settlers of the area were Scottish. Early area farms were owned by Moffats, Gerrards, Duncans, Adams, Duffs, Barclays, Christophers, and Ayletts. Most of these early settlers, such as James Aylett, a British subject in the 20th regiment of his Majesty's Army; Thomas Barclay, a Scotsman; and Robert Adams are buried in the Athol House Cemetery near Frasers Mill. Graves in the cemetery date from as early as 1791. The Athol House Cemetery is the oldest British Cemetery in Restigouche County.

Moffat or Moffatt is a surname, of Scottish origin. It may refer to:

Duncan is a Scottish and Irish surname. For the etymology of the surname Duncan this web page cites: Dictionary of American Family Names. Another opinion is that the Gaelic Donnchadh is composed of the elements donn, meaning "brown"; and chadh, meaning "chief" or "noble". In some cases when the surname originates in County Sligo, Ireland, it is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn, meaning "descendant of Donncheann". The Gaelic Donncheann is a byname composed of the elements donn, meaning "brown-haired man" or "chieftain"; and ceann, meaning "head". The surname Duncan is represented in Scottish Gaelic as MacDhonnchaidh.

Adams is a common surname of English, Scottish, and Irish origin, meaning "son of Adam".

The railway that passes through Tide Head was started in 1875 and the first train went west in 1878. The train passes through a tunnel in the hillside of Morrisey Rock, the only active tunnel on the railway system in the Maritimes.

Tide Head was incorporated into a village in 1966. The first Mayor of the incorporated village was Jim Adams. The current Mayor of Tide Head is Randy Hunter.

Tide Head bills itself as the Fiddlehead Capital of the World and is predominantly English.

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References

  1. "Tide Head". Government of New Brunswick.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Tide Head, Village [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  3. New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Tide Head
  4. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 2011 census