Baker-Brook, New Brunswick

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Village of Baker-Brook
Skyline of Village of Baker-Brook
Village of Baker-Brook is located in New Brunswick
Village of Baker-Brook
Village of Baker-Brook
Location of Baker-Brook, New Brunswick
Coordinates: 47°18′09″N 68°30′36″W / 47.3025°N 68.51°W / 47.3025; -68.51
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Madawaska
Parish Baker Brook
Village Status 1967
Electoral Districts   

Provincial Madawaska-les-Lacs
 • Type Village Council
 • Mayor Francine Caron
 • Councillors
 • Total 12.29 km2 (4.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 585
 • Density 47.6/km2 (123/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Increase11.4%
 • Census Ranking 2,944 of 5,008
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 506
Dwellings 236
Median Income* $37,983 CDN
Access Routes Route 120
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Baker-Brook (2011 population: 585) is a village in Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada.[4]


It is located on the Saint John River 20 kilometres west of Edmundston.


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.



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.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Government of New Brunswick website: Baker Brook
  2. ^ a b 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Baker Brook, New Brunswick
  3. ^ Statistics Canada Mobile Census Profile: Baker-Brook, New Brunswick (Village)
  4. ^ New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Baker Brook
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 2011 census

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Coordinates: 47°18′09″N 68°30′36″W / 47.30250°N 68.51000°W / 47.30250; -68.51000 (Baker Brook)