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Lequille is located in Nova Scotia
Lequille in Nova Scotia
Lequille hydro plant

Lequille is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Annapolis County.[1] It is on Nova Scotia Trunk 8 at the foot of the South Mountain, midway between Annapolis Royal to the northwest and Highway 101 (Exit 22) to the south, approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) distant. As of 2016 its population was 222, a decline of 3.1% since 2011.[2]

Lequille is the site of the first water-powered mill to be built north of Mexico. It was constructed in 1607 by Poutrincourt and today a plaque commemorates this National Historic Event.[3] Nearby is the LeQuille Mill which was built in the 1880s to manufacture decorative moldings, casings and door and window frames. It was one of the last mills in the province to be powered by a water turbine, not being converted to electricity until 1960. It is a Provincial Heritage Property.[4] The 13MW Lequille Hydroelectric System on the Allain River was commissioned in 1968 and underwent a $4 million upgrade in 2017.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Lequille". Geographical Names Board of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Lequille". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Poutrincourt's Mill National Historic Event". Parks Canada. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  4. ^ "LeQuille Mill". www.historicplaces.ca. Parks Canada. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Lequille Hydroelectric System to get nearly $4m in upgrades". The Chronicle Herald. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Nova Scotia Power announces plans to upgrade 13-MW Lequille hydro plant". www.hydroworld.com. PennWell. Retrieved 28 January 2018.

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Coordinates: 44°43′40″N 65°29′25″W / 44.72778°N 65.49028°W / 44.72778; -65.49028 (Lequille, Nova Scotia)