Stanley, New Brunswick

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This article is about the village. For the parish, see Stanley Parish, New Brunswick.
Village of Stanley
View of Stanley
View of Stanley
Stanley is located in New Brunswick
Location of Stanley in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°27′7.9″N 66°59′2.9″W / 46.452194°N 66.984139°W / 46.452194; -66.984139Coordinates: 46°27′7.9″N 66°59′2.9″W / 46.452194°N 66.984139°W / 46.452194; -66.984139
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County York County
Parish Stanley Parish
 • Type Village council
 • Land 5.74 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 419
 • Density 203.3/km2 (527/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Decrease4.3%
Time zone Atlantic (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) Atlantic (UTC-3)
Area code(s) Area code 506

Stanley (2011 population: 419) is a village in York County, in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.


Straddling the Nashwaak River 30 km north of Fredericton at the intersection of Route 107 and Route 620.

The area was colonized in 1833 when a group of The New Brunswick Land Company became interested in the area.

Early impressions of the land were not positive, with surveyors noting the rocky soil as one problem. The general remoteness of the location was also a problem.[1]

Initial immigrants to Stanley arrived in three waves. The first was young children and teens from London. The Second was farmers and tradesmen from the Eastern Boarders of Scotland and England. The third arrived from the Isle of Skye.[2]

In 1846, 798 square miles (2,070 km2) were established as the Parish of Stanley. By 1951, there were 130 residences, and 149 stores and barns.

The village is home to the annual Stanley Fair, the longest continuously running agricultural fair in Canada. The first edition of the fair was held in October of 1851, although it is now held in the summer.[3]

The first sawmill was constructed at the bottom of Stanley hill in 1856, by the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Land Company.

There were schools in Tay Creek, North Tay, Fredericksburg, Currieburg, Limekiln, Red Rock, English Settlement, Tay Falls, Tay Valley, Giants Glen, Ward Settlement, Cross Creek, Green Hill, Maple Grove, Williamsburg, and Napadogan. Stanley had separate elementary and high schools until 2015 when the schools were amalgamated as a cost saving measure.[4]

After decades of economic decline the area may be set for a boom. The Trans-Canada Pipeline, natural gas exploration and a tungsten and molybdenum mine near Stanley. However there are concerns about the environmental impact these projects may have on the environment, including the Nashwaak River.[5]

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