New Annan, Prince Edward Island

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New Annan
rural unincorporated community
New Annan is located in Prince Edward Island
New Annan
New Annan
Coordinates: 46°25′10″N 63°42′42″W / 46.41944°N 63.71167°W / 46.41944; -63.71167
Country Canada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Prince County
Founded 1800s
Time zone Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code C1N
NTS Map 011L05
GNBC Code BABWL

New Annan is a Canadian rural community located in Prince County, Prince Edward Island. It is named after Annan, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.[1] [2]

Cavendish Farms, Prince Edward Island's largest private sector employer, maintains two large frozen foods processing plants in New Annan.[3]

An 1875 gazetteer refers to New Annan Mills as a "small village in Prince co. [County], 6 miles from Summerside. Pop.[Population] 80."[4]

November 2011 murder-suicide[edit]

On November 13, 2011, two people died in suspicious circumstances in New Annan. A car parked at the roadside with a man and a woman in it was found on Highway 2 in New Annan, between highways 110 and 120. The woman was dead due to stabbing and the man later died in hospital due to a self-inflicted stab wound.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, William B. (1996). "New Annan, PEI". Place names of Atlantic Canada. University of Toronto Press. p. 467. ISBN 0-8020-0471-7. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "New Annan". PlaceFinder. Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "New Annan". Business Guide. Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "New Annan Mills". Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America. Containing the Latest and Most Authentic Descriptions of Over Six Thousand Cities. 1875. p. 209. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ "UPDATE - Police investigating homicide". The Guardian (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island). November 13, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011.