Hanwell, New Brunswick

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Hanwell is located in New Brunswick
Location of Hanwell in New Brunswick

Coordinates: 45°52′05″N 66°47′41″W / 45.868111°N 66.79475°W / 45.868111; -66.79475

Hanwell is a municipality (a "rural community") and former local service district within Kingsclear Parish in York County, New Brunswick, Canada. It is located on Route 640 immediately southwest of Fredericton. It had a population of 4,740 in 2011.[1]


Hanwell was named by Thomas Baillie, who was born at Hanwell, West London, England. Baillie brought Irish immigrants over to settle in the area in 1825.[2]

Originally a local service district (LSD) and a farming community, two residential subdivisions were constructed in Hanwell in the 1970s.[citation needed] The LSD was officially incorporated as the Rural Community of Hanwell on May 23, 2014.[3] Prior to official incorporation, the rural community's first election was held May 12, 2014.[3] The first council's oath of office and meeting following shortly after incorporation on May 27, 2014.[3]


Communities within Hanwell include Birchwood Estates, Brookdale Gardens, Brookdale Subdivision, Cobblestone Estates, Deerwood Acres, Eagle Ridge, Eaglewood Subdivision, Greer Subdivision, Somerset Park and Starlite Village.[4] Hanwell also encompasses Yoho Lake, which has homes on the lakefront and a Scouts Canada lodge.


Following incorporation, Statistics Canada determined Hanwell's 2011 population to be 4,740.[1]


Hanwell is the location of Kingswood Park, a large entertainment centre and golf course, and the Hanwell Recreation Park.[5]


In 2016 a regular election[6] was held and the following individuals were elected:

Chris Melvin - Mayor;[7] Councillors at Large - Darren MacKenzie and Nicolle Carlin; Ward 1 Councillor - Susan Jonah; Ward 2 Councillor - Holly Hyslop; Ward 3 Councillor - Dave Morrison; Ward 4 Councillor - Melissa Smith

Hanwell's first rural community council comprised a mayor (Susan Cassidy) and five councillors (Holly Hyslop, Susan Jonah, Darren MacKenzie, Chris Melvin and Carla Ward) [8]

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