Lawrencetown, Annapolis County

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Lawrencetown
Village
Lawrencetown is located in Nova Scotia
Lawrencetown
Lawrencetown
Location of Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°52′57″N 65°09′50″W / 44.88250°N 65.16389°W / 44.88250; -65.16389Coordinates: 44°52′57″N 65°09′50″W / 44.88250°N 65.16389°W / 44.88250; -65.16389
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
MunicipalityAnnapolis County
Settled1760
Government
 • Village ChairJaki Fraser
 • Village CommitteeCommissioners of Lawrencetown
Area
 • Total5.62 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
Population
 • Total668
 • Density118.9/km2 (308/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Postal code
B0S
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchange584 & 282
NTS Map021A14
GNBC CodeCATNX

Lawrencetown is a village within Annapolis County in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada.[1] The town was first settled in 1760 and named after Nova Scotia governor Charles Lawrence.[2] As of 2016 the population was 516, a decrease of 17.4% over the previous five years.[3]

Lawrencetown is home to Lawrencetown Consolidated School for grades P-5,[4] and the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), a branch of the Nova Scotia Community College.

The Annapolis Valley Exhibition has been held annually since 1927 at the Lawrencetown Exhibition Grounds and is a week long agricultural event.[5] In 2010, Lawrencetown was nominated as one of the top 12 towns for Kraft Hockeyville, representing eastern Canada in the wildcard category. On March 27, 2010, it was revealed on CBC Hockey Night In Canada that they were voted into the top five towns.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lawrencetown". Geographical Names Board of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  2. ^ Bernard, B., Bishop, G., Fowler, J., et al. "Early Settlers". (1977). Lawrencetown Consolidated.
  3. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Lawrencetown, Class IV area [Designated place], Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia [Province]". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Our Schools". Annapolis Valley Regional School Board. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Annapolis Valley Exhibition". ourannapolisvalley.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Lawrencetown awaits Hockeyville finals". CBC News. 3 April 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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