Lawrencetown, Annapolis County

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Lawrencetown
Village
Lawrencetown is located in Nova Scotia
Lawrencetown
Lawrencetown
Location of Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°52′57″N 65°09′50″W / 44.88250°N 65.16389°W / 44.88250; -65.16389Coordinates: 44°52′57″N 65°09′50″W / 44.88250°N 65.16389°W / 44.88250; -65.16389
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipality Annapolis County
Settled 1760
Government
 • Village Chair Jaki Fraser
 • Village Committee Commissioners of Lawrencetown
Area
 • Total 5.62 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 668
 • Density 118.9/km2 (308/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code B0S
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 584 & 282
NTS Map 021A14
GNBC Code CATNX

Lawrencetown is a village within Annapolis County in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. As of 2006, the population was 668. Every year at the Lawrencetown Exhibition Grounds, the Annapolis Valley Exhibition is held, which is typically a very large gathering. The town was first settled in 1760 and named after Nova Scotia governor Charles Lawrence.[1]

Lawrencetown is home to Lawrencetown Consolidated School and the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), a branch of the Nova Scotia Community College.

In 2010, Lawrencetown was nominated as one of the top 12 towns for Kraft Hockeyville, representing eastern Canada in the wildcard category. On March 27, 2010, it was revealed on CBC Hockey Night In Canada that they were voted into the top five towns.

Most recently, in November 2011, they became the First community in Canada to be recognized by the Canadian Wildlife Federation as a Certified Backyard Habitat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernard, B., Bishop, G., Fowler, J., et al. "A history of Lawrencetown". (1977). Lawrencetown Consolidated.

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