Martock, Nova Scotia

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Martock, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Martock, Nova Scotia
Martock in Nova Scotia
Martock House, Martock, Nova Scotia

Martock is a rural Canadian agricultural community located in the Avon River valley of western Hants County, Nova Scotia.

The community was named after Martock House which was the original estate in the area. The Georgian style mansion was built circa 1790 and originally boasted more than 4,000 acres (16 km2) of land. Col. John Butler of England was the builder and original owner. Col. Butler named Martock House for Martock, Somerset, England, his birthplace. [1] [2] The home was owned by the Sweet family through much of the 19th and all of the 20th century.[3] In 2003, Ernest E. M. Sweet sold the home to its current owner, Dr. Yeadon, formerly of Halifax's west end.

The hills forming the Avon River valley in Martock, part of the original Martock House Estate, host the Ski Martock ski resort, the only ski resort in southwestern Nova Scotia.

The area is about 70 kilometers from Halifax.

Coordinates: 44°57′5.71″N 64°9′39.28″W / 44.9515861°N 64.1609111°W / 44.9515861; -64.1609111

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place-names and Places of Nova Scotia". Nova Scotia Archives. Province of Nova Scotia. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ Hamiton, William Baillie (1996). Place Names of Atlantic Canada (illustrated, reprint ed.). University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0802075703. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Ancestry.com". Ancestry.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015.