Kings County, New Brunswick

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Kings
County
Location within New Brunswick.
Location within New Brunswick.
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
Established 1785
Electoral Districts     
Federal

Fundy Royal / New Brunswick Southwest
Area[1]
 • Land 3,483.40 km2 (1,344.95 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 69,665
 • Density 20.0/km2 (52/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 5.8%
 • Dwellings 28,684
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 506

Kings County (2011 population 69,665) is located in southern New Brunswick, Canada. Its historical shire town is Hampton.

Both the Saint John and Kennebecasis rivers pass through the county.

Dairy farming is an important industry in the area. On March 18, 2004, at the 48th annual World Cheese and Butter Championships in Madison, Wisconsin, Dairytown Products, a company from Sussex, won first prize for butter, besting 37 entries from the USA, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Denmark and other countries from around the world.

Approximately half of the Kings County population lives in suburbs of the nearby city of Saint John.

Census subdivisions[edit]

Communities[edit]

There are seven incorporated municipalities within Kings County (listed by 2011 population):[1]

Official Name Designation Area km2 Population Parish
Quispamsis Town 57.06 17,886 Rothesay
Rothesay Town 34.73 11,947 Rothesay
Grand Bay-Westfield Town 59.73 5,117 Westfield
Sussex Town 9.03 4,312 Sussex
Hampton Town 21.00 4,292 Hampton
Sussex Corner Village 9.43 1,495 Sussex
Norton Village 75.35 1,301 Norton

Parishes[edit]

The county is subdivided into fifteen parishes (listed by 2011 population):[1]

Official Name Area km2 Population Incorporated municipalities Unincorporated communities
Studholm 449.43 3,612 Berwick / Carsonville / Centreville / Collina / Fox Hill / Gibbon / Gibbon Mountain / Head of Millstream /
Jordan Mountain / Kierstead Mountain / Kings / Lower Millstream / Marrtown / McGregor Brook /
Mount Hebron / Mount Middleton / Mount Pisgah / Newtown / Parleeville / Pearsonville / Pleasant Ridge /
Plumweseep / Prescott Hill / Roachville / Sharps Hill / Smiths Creek / Snider Mountain / Studholm /
Summerfield / Thompson Corner
Kingston 200.63 2,952 Bedford / Centreton / Chapel Grove / Clifton Royal / East Riverside-Kinghurst / Elmhurst / Erbs Cove /
Grays Mills / Grey Mills / Kingston / Kingston Corner / Kingston Creek / Long Reach / Lower Kingston /
Moss Glen / Perry Point / Renforth / Shampers / The Cedars / Waltons Lake / Whitehead / Whites Mills
Hampton 121.39 2,734 Hampton (town) Bonney Road / Damascus / Darlings Island / French Village / Hampton / Lakeside / Mount Prospect /
Nauwigewauk / Smithtown / Titusville
Sussex 244.27 2,529 Sussex (town)
Sussex Corner (village)
Apohaqui / Campbell Settlement / Cassidy Lake / Drurys Cove / Dutch Valley / Erb Settlement / Hazel Hill /
Jeffries Corner / Lisson Settlement / Lower Cove / Markhamville / McCain Settlement / Millbrook /
New Line Road / Ratter Corner / Riverbank / Rockville / Southfield / Upper Wards Creek / Vinegar Hill /
Wards Creek
Westfield 295.50 2,108 Grand Bay-Westfield (town) Bayswater / Carters Point / Cheyne Settlement / Days Landing / Hardings Point / Keatings Corner /
Lands End / Milkish / Morrisdale / Public Landing / Sand Point / Summerville / Woodmans Point
Springfield 248.22 1,652 Belleisle Creek / Bull Moose Hill / East Scotch Settlement / Elm Brook / Hatfield Point / Irish Settlement /
Joliffs Brook / Keirsteadville / Long Point / Lower Midland / Midland / Northrups Corner / Pascobac /
Searsville / Springfield / Stewarton / The Grant / Upper Belleisle / Upper Midland / West Scotch Settlement
Cardwell 311.72 1,414 Anagance / Buckley Settlement / Cardwell / Crockets Corner / Dunsinane / Five Points /
Harper Settlement / Lindys / McCully / Mechanic Settlement / Penobsquis / Picadilly / Portage Vale /
South Branch / Springdale / Upper Goshen
Upham 188.55 1,306 Barnesville / Bloomfield Ridge / Clover Hill / Hanford Brook / Salina / Salt Springs / Upham /
Upper Salt Springs / Upperton
Norton 144.62 1,296 Norton (village) Bloomfield / Central Norton / Guthrie Road / Ketchum Road / Passekeag / Woodpecker Hall
Havelock 349.34 1,158 Anagance Ridge / Canaan Road / Cornhill / Cornhill East / Cosman Settlement / Creek Road /
Dubee Settlement / Havelock / Knightville / Lower Ridge / Mannhurst / Perry Settlement / Salem /
Samp Hill / Springhill / Whites Mountain
Greenwich 114.38 1,047 Browns Corner / Browns Flat / Central Greenwich / Cochrane Corner / Days Corner / Evandale /
Glenwood / Greenwich Hill / Johnson Croft / Lynch Corner / Oak Point /
Upper Greenwich / Victoria Beach
Waterford 221.12 458 Cedar Camp / Chambers Settlement / Donegal / Parlee Brook / Urney / Walker Settlement / Waterford
Kars 75.96 407 Beulah / Earle Wharf / Kars / Lower Kars / Tennants Cove
Rothesay 7.31 347 Quispamsis (town)
Rothesay (town)
Barsa / Bradley Lake / East Riverside-Kinghurst / Fairvale / Golden Grove / Hillhurst /
Hunter Lake-Upper Hunter Lake Road / Kennebecasis Park / Renforth / Torryburn / Wells
Hammond 244.45 295 Devine Corner / Hammond / Hammondvale / Hilldale / Hillsdale / Londonderry / Poodiac

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Coordinates: 45°39′37.5″N 65°47′23.4″W / 45.660417°N 65.789833°W / 45.660417; -65.789833