Caledonia, Nova Scotia

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Caledonia, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Caledonia, Nova Scotia
Caledonia in Nova Scotia
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Caledonia, Nova Scotia is a village located in northern Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia along Trunk 8 (Kejimkujik Scenic Drive). Caledonia is the major village in the area known as North Queens, which has a radius of approximately 20 miles and a population of approximately 1500.

Geography[edit]

It is about 30 miles north of Liverpool. 11 miles north of Caledonia, in Maitland Bridge, is the main entrance to Kejimkujik National Park.

History[edit]

The N.F. Douglas lumber mill in Caledonia is one of the area's main employers. Other industries include forestry, farming, a blueberry processing operation, the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission outlet store and Kejimkujik National Park. North Queens School provides education from grades primary to twelve. The original settlers of Caledonia were six Scots and an Irishman, who settled on the seven hills in greater Caledonia, and the names in the area reflect this heritage. In 1884, Caledonia served as the hub for the gold rush in the nearby communities of Whiteburne and North Brookfield. Each September, Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, which includes a parade, agricultural exhibition and midway.

Communications[edit]

  • Telephone exchange
  • Wireless Broadband provided by EastLink Rural Wireless Internet under the Government of Nova Scotia's Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia initiative

Demographics[edit]

  • Total Dwellings – 400
  • Total Land Area – 184.235 km²

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Coordinates: 44°22′44″N 65°1′56″W / 44.37889°N 65.03222°W / 44.37889; -65.03222