Baker-Brook, New Brunswick
Village of Baker-Brook
|Electoral Districts |
|• Type||Village Council|
|• Mayor||Francine Caron|
|• Total||12.27 km2 (4.74 sq mi)|
|• Density||46.0/km2 (119/sq mi)|
|• Change 2016-16||3.6%|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (ADT)|
|Median Household Income*||$54,400 CDN|
|Access Routes||Route 120|
The village takes its name from 19th-century sawmill businessman John Baker.
In 1818, Baker, a native of Maine, settled in the area, along with several other American families. He was dissatisfied with the official borders, and in 1827 declared the village to be capital of the "Republic of Madawaska", a self-proclaimed unrecognized sovereign state being part neither of the United States nor of British America (Canada) although comprising portions of both. Baker was subsequently briefly jailed by the British for treason. A US citizen by birth, John Baker continued to live on his settlement as a somewhat reluctant British subject after Baker Brook was officially declared part of New Brunswick.
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The local Roman Catholic church, houses noted religious artwork, including stained-glass windows from the workshop of Belgian artist José Gaterrath and the Stations of the Cross by the famous Spanish ceramist Jordi Bonet.
- "Government of New Brunswick website: Baker Brook". Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
- "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Baker-Brook, Village [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
- "Baker Brook". New Brunswick Provincial Archives.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 2011 census
- 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Baker Brook, New Brunswick