Popelogan Depot, New Brunswick

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Popelogan Depot
Unincorporated community
Popelogan Depot is located in New Brunswick
Popelogan Depot
Popelogan Depot
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 47°45′N 66°44′W / 47.75°N 66.73°W / 47.75; -66.73Coordinates: 47°45′N 66°44′W / 47.75°N 66.73°W / 47.75; -66.73
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Restigouche
Parish Addington
Electoral Districts

Provincial Campbellton-Restigouche Centre
 • Type Local service district
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 506

Popelogan Depot is an unincorporated community in Restigouche County, New Brunswick, Canada.[1]


The etymology of the word Popelogan has been debated greatly over the years. One theory is that the word derives from the Maliseet simply describing "a place to stop at, where one touches." According to the linguist Rand, the word was of Mi'kmaq origin and meant "long narrow stone."[2] According to a traveler in the area in the late nineteenth century, a Mi'kmaq chief said that the area meant "a bad place to get logs out."[3] Most likely the word is a bastardization of "pokeloken"[4] a word used by lumberjacks from Maine, who worked in New Brunswick, which means "marsh."[5][6][7]


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  1. ^ New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Popelogan Depot
  2. ^ Canada, Royal Society of (1896-01-01). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Canada: Délibérations de la Société Royale Du Canada. Royal Society of Canada. pp. 263–265. 
  3. ^ Ganong, W.F. (1914). "An Organization of the Scientific Investigation of the Indian Place-Nomenclature of the Maritime Provinces of Canada" (PDF). Royal Society of Canada. VIII. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Hodge, Frederick Webb (2003-07-01). Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico Volume 2/4 H-M. Digital Scanning Inc. ISBN 9781582187495. 
  5. ^ Vere, Maximilian Schele de (1872-01-01). Americanisms: The English of the New World. C. Scribner. 
  6. ^ Kacirk, Jeffrey (2005-04-25). Informal English: Puncture Ladies, Egg Harbors, Mississippi Marbles, and Other Curious Words and Phrases of North America. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9780743271950. 
  7. ^ McJimsey, G.D. (February 1940). "Topographic Terms in Virginia". American Speech. XV (1). JSTOR 452726.