Burton Parish, New Brunswick

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Location within Sunbury County, New Brunswick
Location within Sunbury County, New Brunswick
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Sunbury County
Established 1765
 • Land 259.48 km2 (100.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,421
 • Density 20.9/km2 (54/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 8.0%
 • Dwellings 1,983
Time zone UTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (ADT)

Burton is a Canadian parish in Sunbury County, New Brunswick.[2]


Burton Parish first established in 1765 as a Nova Scotia township: named for Brigadier General Ralph Burton who served at the capture of Fort Louisbourg in 1758 and the capture of Québec in 1759: Burton became a parish in New Brunswick in 1786: included part of Blissville Parish until 1834.


Burton Parish is defined in the Territorial Division Act[3] as being bounded:

Southeast by the County line; southwest by the prolongation southeasterly of the southwest line of Lincoln Parish to the Queens County line; northwest by the Oromocto River and northeast by the Saint John River, including Gilbert and Ox Islands.


Parish population total does not include incorporated municipalities (in bold):

Bodies of water & Islands[edit]

This is a list of rivers, lakes, streams, creeks, marshes and Islands that are at least partially in this parish


Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the parish, including external routes that start or finish at the parish limits:[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Burton Parish, New Brunswick
  2. ^ New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Burton Parish
  3. ^ "Territorial Division Act (R.S.N.B. 1973, c. T-3)". Government of New Brunswick website. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 2001, 2006 census
  5. ^ Profile: Burton Parish, New Brunswick
  6. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°48′05″N 66°24′18″W / 45.8014°N 66.405°W / 45.8014; -66.405