Kemptville, Nova Scotia

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Kemptville, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Kemptville, Nova Scotia
Kemptville in Nova Scotia

Kemptville is a rural community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Yarmouth Municipal District and Yarmouth County. It is located approximately 38 kilometers northeast of the town of Yarmouth.

It is a popular location for sport fishing due to its many rivers and lakes.


Kemptville is named after General Sir James Kempt, who served as Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia from 1820–28, about the time this area was first settled by Europeans.[1]


The settlement of Kemptville began with Abner Andrews, who was followed by Nathan and David Andrews as well as James Hurlburt.[2] Other families later came from various corners of the county. Coordinates: 44°2′52″N 65°50′0″W / 44.04778°N 65.83333°W / 44.04778; -65.83333 (Kemptville, Nova Scotia)


  1. ^ Kemptville on Destination Nova Scotia
  2. ^ Gayton, Albert. Kemptville Yarmouth County Nova Scotia: An Historical Sketch. Yarmouth, 1911.

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