Caledonia, Nova Scotia
Caledonia, Nova Scotia is a village located in northern Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia along Trunk 8 (Kejimkujik Scenic Drive). Caledonia is the major village in the area known as North Queens, which has a radius of approximately 20 miles and a population of approximately 1500.
The original settlers of Caledonia were six Scots and an Irishman, who settled on the seven hills in greater Caledonia. Caledonia was the Latin name given by the Romans to the area of modern-day Scotland, and with Nova Scotia translating as 'New Scotland', also from Latin, the names in the area obviously reflect this heritage.
In 1884, Caledonia served as the hub for the gold rush in the nearby communities of Whiteburne and North Brookfield.
The N.F. Douglas lumber mill in Caledonia was one of the area's main employers until its closure in 2014. Other industries include forestry, farming, a blueberry processing operation, and Kejimkujik National Park. Caledonia has a range of shops and services including; grocery, pharmacy, hardware store, gas station, post office, cafe/restaurants, medical centre, outdoor swimming pool and a Nova Scotia Liquor Commission outlet.
Each September, Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, which includes a parade and one of the oldest agricultural exhibitions in Nova Scotia.
Caledonia was formerly the end of a Canadian National Railway branch line, but the line has been abandoned.
- Postal Code B0T 1B0
- Telephone exchange
- Wireless Broadband provided by EastLink Rural Wireless Internet under the Government of Nova Scotia's Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia initiative
- Total Dwellings – 400
- Total Land Area – 184.235 km²
- "North Queens Community School". Retrieved December 12, 2016.
- Discover Caledonia web site
- Caledonia on Destination Nova Scotia
- Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
- N.F. Douglas lumber mill
- North Queens School
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