Carroll's Corner, Nova Scotia

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Carrolls Corner, Nova Scotia
Rural Community
Entering the community
Entering the community
Carroll's Corner, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Carroll's Corner, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°0′21.6″N 63°22′53.2″W / 45.006000°N 63.381444°W / 45.006000; -63.381444
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipality Halifax Regional Municipality
Settled 1843
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal Code B0N
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 758

Carroll's Corner is a rural community in the northwestern part of the Halifax Regional Municipality in the Musquodoboit Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. The community is located along Highway 277 and extends to the North and South along the Milford Road and Antrim Road, respectively. The community was named after its first settler, John Carroll.[1]

The world's largest open pit gypsum mine, owned by National Gypsum Company, is located partially in Carroll's Corner. The discovery of mastodon fossils in the mine in 1991[2] led to the community's annual week-long 'Mastodon Days' celebration in July.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nova Scotia Geographical Names - [1]
  2. ^ Fossils of Nova Scotia - 1991 Mastodon Discovery - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 

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