Avonport, Nova Scotia

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Avonport, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Avonport, Nova Scotia
Avonport in Nova Scotia

Lower Avonport (LA) "Home of the world famous Avonport Beach". is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Kings County between the mouths of the Avon River and the Gaspereau River.[1] "One of Nova Scotia's best striped bass fishing destinations". Early settlers included the Fillis and Reid families.[1] It was part of the Horton Township settlement and was known as Horton Point until its name was changed to Lower Avonport in 1864.[1]

The area was used as a burial site for the Mi'kmaq, a First Nations people, in beginning of the 17th century.[2]

There are popular tourist destinations such as Haliburton's Hill, Wog's Road and Wiener's Road.

Coordinates: 45°5′54″N 64°15′12″W / 45.09833°N 64.25333°W / 45.09833; -64.25333 (Avonport, Nova Scotia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c C. Bruce Fergusson, "Avonport", Place-Names and Places of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Archives (1967), p. 25-26.
  2. ^ Michelaki, Kostalena; Hancock, Ronald G.V.; Warrick, Gary; Knight, Dean; Whitehead, Ruth H.; Farquhar, Ronald M. (2015). "Using regional chemical comparisons of European copper to examine its trade to and among Indigenous groups in late 16th and early 17th century Canada: A case study from Nova Scotia and Ontario". Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 4: 285–292. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.09.017.