Parson's Pond

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Parson's Pond
Sandy Bay
Town
Coordinates: 50°02′13″N 57°41′49″W / 50.03694°N 57.69694°W / 50.03694; -57.69694
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 383
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

Parson's Pond is a community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.

History[edit]

Parson's Pond was originally called Sandy Bay. It is located on the Great Northern Peninsula. The first census was in the late 19th century and had a population of just 18, by 2001 the population was 427.

Tourism[edit]

Parson's Pond, which has a small harbour, is on route 430 which is known as the Viking Trail. From the town there is a scenic view to Gros Morne National Park which is just 5 km to the south. The Arches Provincial Park with an interesting geological formation of limestone formed by glacial action, wind and water erosion is 10 km north of the town.[2]

Parson's Pond is also known as the final resting place of Zachary Turner after being involved with a murder-suicide with his mother, Shirley Jane Turner.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corrections and updates". Statistics Canada. 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ Andrew Hampstead: Atlantic Canada, p.377, Berkeley CA 2012
  3. ^ Fegan, Matt (Oct 14, 2004). "Murder-suicide funeral: An assignment to dread". King's Journalism Review. 10. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 50°02′13″N 57°41′49″W / 50.03694°N 57.69694°W / 50.03694; -57.69694