Milford Station, Nova Scotia

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Coordinates: 45°2′58″N 63°26′16″W / 45.04944°N 63.43778°W / 45.04944; -63.43778

Milford Station, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Milford Station, Nova Scotia
Milford Station in Nova Scotia

Milford Station (pop. 1,000) is a Canadian village in Nova Scotia's East Hants municipal district in the Shubenacadie Valley.

The community is home to the largest open-pit gypsum mine in the world.


Milford Station was originally named Wickwires after its original settlers, however John Wardrope suggested the new name in 1860 because of the presence of various mills in the vicinity. In 1857 the Nova Scotia Railway mainline from Richmond to Truro opened, passing through the community along the west bank of the Shubenacadie River, hence the term "station" in the community's name.

Milford Station is primarily a service centre for local farming communities, although given its location along Highway 102, it has a growing residential population and is exhibiting exurban characteristics. Milford Station has an abundance of dairy cattle conceiving a 2:1 population to that of people.


Milford Station has two schools: