Marysville, New Brunswick
Located in the northeast end of the city, Marysville is situated on the Nashwaak River 5 kilometres north of its confluence with the Saint John River. Until 1973, Marysville was a separately incorporated town and it still tries to maintain an identity distinct from the rest of the city.
The community was re-established over a hundred years later by Alexander Gibson (1886). Coincidentally, perhaps, Gibson is said to have named the village after his wife Mary. Gibson built up several industries in Marysville, most notably a cotton mill. A large number of brick duplexes were built around the mill, most of which are still standing. Marysville was named a National Historic Site of Canada in 1997 for being one of Canada's last intact 19th-century mill towns.
After the cotton mill closed in 1975, the building was renovated and converted into provincial government offices under the name Marysville Place. Almost all of the old brick duplexes are still in use and privately owned today.
- The History of Marysville, New Brunswick by Douglas Daaman Pond, 1983.