River Hebert, Nova Scotia

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River Hebert
River Hebert is located in Nova Scotia
River Hebert
River Hebert
Location of River Hebert in Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°41′24.40″N 64°22′54.99″W / 45.6901111°N 64.3819417°W / 45.6901111; -64.3819417Coordinates: 45°41′24.40″N 64°22′54.99″W / 45.6901111°N 64.3819417°W / 45.6901111; -64.3819417
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
CountyCumberland County
Time zoneAST

River Hebert is a village on the River Hebert in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada.It is approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Amherst. As of 2006 the population was 543.

The village and the river are both named after Louis Hébert, a settler from Port Royal in 1604, who navigated the river.[1]

Until the late 20th century, coal mining was the major industry in the area, but the last mine closed in 1981.

River Hebert is home to 1442 River Hebert Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, founded in 1949.[2] River Hebert has one school that is open to students from grades primary to 12, a public library, a medical centre, and it is home to Heritage Models, a tourist attraction that features scale models of local areas of interest, such as the home of Amos Peck "King" Seaman. The Village is also home to a gas station, which was burned down, but has since been replaced.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Public Archives of Nova Scotia - Place Names and places of Nova Scotia - River Hebert". Retrieved 2007-10-11.[dead link]
  2. ^ "The Amherst Citizen: News - Cadet life valuable for young people". Retrieved 2007-10-11.