Dorchester Parish, New Brunswick

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Location within Westmorland County, New Brunswick.
Location within Westmorland County, New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 46°11′N 64°36′W / 46.19°N 64.60°W / 46.19; -64.60
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
CountyWestmorland County
 • Land90.89 km2 (35.09 sq mi)
 • Total477
 • Density5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 3.7%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)

Dorchester is a Canadian parish in Westmorland County, New Brunswick.[2]


The parish was established in 1787 and named for Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron of Dorchester (1724-1808) and the governor-in-chief of British North America: included most of Shediac Parish until 1827.


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

West by Petitcodiac River; north by a line running by the magnet of eighteen hundred and ninety-four; south eighty-three degrees and forty-five minutes east from the mouth of Fox Creek; east by the southeast line of lot numbered one (John Sherwood) and the prolongation thereof two hundred and fifty chains from the sea; thence north eleven degrees east by the magnet of the year seventeen hundred and sixty-five.


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


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: Dorchester Parish, New Brunswick
  2. ^ New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Dorchester Parish
  3. ^ "Territorial Division Act (R.S.N.B. 1973, c. T-3)". Government of New Brunswick website. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 2001, 2006 census
  5. ^ Profile: Dorchester Parish, New Brunswick
  6. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7

Coordinates: 46°01′25″N 64°36′13″W / 46.023668°N 64.603729°W / 46.023668; -64.603729 (Dorchester Parish, New Brunswick)