Arcadia, Nova Scotia

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Arcadia, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Arcadia, Nova Scotia
Arcadia in Nova Scotia

Arcadia is a small community in Nova Scotia, Canada, adjacent to the Town of Yarmouth. It was originally known as "Upper Chebogue" from its location on the upper reaches of the tidal Chebogue River. The name was changed to Arcadia was made in 1863. While the word itself may be traced back to the Greek name for a land of peace and contentment (see Arcadia (utopia)), the place name was suggested by the ship "Arcadia" built and launched there in 1817.[1]

Coordinates: 43°49′29.52″N 66°4′24.58″W / 43.8248667°N 66.0734944°W / 43.8248667; -66.0734944


  1. ^ Rankin, Eva. "“History of the Village of Arcadia”". Preserving Yarmouth History. New Horizons for Seniors Program of Nova Scotia. Western Counties Regional Library, Nova Scotia Community Access Program and the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 

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