Hartland, New Brunswick
Home of the World's Longest Covered Bridge
|Provinces of Canada||New Brunswick|
|Incorporated||October 2, 1918|
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Mayor||Tracey Demerchant|
|• Councillors||Michael Walton, Stewart Fairgrieve, George Boone, Lee Patterson, Jeff Doherty. Gary Mangum|
|• Total||9.45 km2 (3.65 sq mi)|
|Elevation||41 to 103 m (134 to 338 ft)|
|• Density||101.3/km2 (262/sq mi)|
|• Change 2011-16||1.1%|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (ADT)|
|Canadian Postal code|
|NTS Map||21J5 Florenceville|
Hartland is situated on the Saint John River in the central-western portion of the province in the agricultural heartland of Carleton County.
The first settler in the area of what would become Hartland was William Orser (b.1762) and his son William Jr. William traveled there from New York with his wife and six children. His wife died of an illness and he remarried to a widow, Mary Blake, who also had six children. The pair later conceived an additional six children. The land was settled in 1797, and granted in 1809.
It is the hometown of two of New Brunswick's premiers during the 20th century: Hugh John Flemming and Richard Hatfield. U.S. Congressmen Isaac & Samuel Stephenson and Prince Edward Island's Lieutenant-Governor Barbara Oliver Hagerman are also from Hartland. Renowned Canadian poet Alden Nowlan also lived in the town for several formative years while working for the Hartland Observer newspaper.
The town is best known for being the site of the Hartland Bridge, the longest covered bridge in the world. Originally opened on July 4, 1901, the 1,282 foot (390.75 m) bridge is a national historic site. The bridge was covered as part of major repairs in 1921, and the pedestrian walkway added in 1945.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Hartland had a population of 933 living in 374 of its 390 total private dwellings, a change of -2.5% from its 2016 population of 957. With a land area of 9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi), it had a population density of 98.2/km2 (254.4/sq mi) in 2021.
July 15, 1907
October 24, 1946
August 25, 1980
A fire destroyed many businesses on Main Street.
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With the installation of the Mactaquac Dam, it reduced the salmon fishing on the Saint John River in Hartland to nothing more than a wasted effort for the angler.
- "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 21, 2022.
- Kennedy, Doris E. (2009). "The Fire Monday July 15, 1907". Hidden History of Hartland. pp. 20–30. ISBN 978-0-9813773-0-8.
- "Incendiary Fire at Hartland, N.B." The Ottawa Journal. 16 Jul 1907. p. 12. Retrieved 25 December 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "$300,000 Fire Wipes Out Potato Dehydration Plant". The Ottawa Journal. 25 Oct 1946. p. 24. Retrieved 25 December 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
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- Kennedy, Doris E. (2009). "Fire of August 1980 - Hartland Changes for Ever". Hidden History of Hartland. pp. 170–173. ISBN 978-0-9813773-0-8.
- Kennedy, Doris E. (2009). "Floods and Ice Jams". Hidden History of Hartland. pp. 174–178. ISBN 978-0-9813773-0-8.