Baker-Brook, New Brunswick

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Village of Baker-Brook
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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
ParishBaker Brook
Village Status1967
Electoral Districts   

 • TypeVillage Council
 • MayorFrancine Caron
 • Councillors
 • Total12.27 km2 (4.74 sq mi)
 • Total564
 • Density46.0/km2 (119/sq mi)
 • Change 2016-16
Decrease 3.6%
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s)506
Median Household Income*$54,400 CDN
Access Routes Route 120
  • Median household income, 2015 (all households)

Baker-Brook (2016 population: 564[2]) is a village in Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada.[3]


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.

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  1. ^ "Government of New Brunswick website: Baker Brook". Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Baker-Brook, Village [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Baker Brook". New Brunswick Provincial Archives.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 2011 census
  5. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Baker Brook, New Brunswick

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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)