Aroostook, New Brunswick

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Aroostook
Village
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
Aroostook is located in New Brunswick
Aroostook
Aroostook
Location of Aroostook in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°48′04″N 67°43′28″W / 46.8011°N 67.72436°W / 46.8011; -67.72436
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Victoria
Parish Andover
Village Status 1966
Government[1]
 • Type Village Council
Area[3]
 • Land 10.25 km2 (3.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 351
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 6.1%
 • Dwellings 588
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s) 506
Access Routes
Route 11

Route 134
Website www.atholville.net

Aroostook (2011 population: 351) is a Canadian village in Victoria County, New Brunswick.

Geography[edit]

The village is located on the west bank of the Saint John River at the mouth of the Aroostook River. It is approximately 11 kilometres north of Perth-Andover.

History[edit]

Aroostook was founded in 1852 and became an important railway centre in 1878 with the completion of the New Brunswick Railway from Fredericton to Edmundston and the Aroostook River Railway from Aroostook to Caribou, Maine. Both railways were leased by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1890 and a large rail yard and locomotive roundhouse was constructed in the village to service CPR trains operating in northwestern New Brunswick and northern Maine.

The construction of taxpayer-funded highways during the 20th century saw railways decline in use following World War II. CPR abandoned service through Aroostook in March 1987 following the loss of 2 bridges to ice jams downstream from the village.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of New Brunswick website: Aroostock Archived June 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Atholville website
  3. ^ a b 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Atholville, New Brunswick

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