Terre Noire, Nova Scotia

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Terre Noire, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Terre Noire, Nova Scotia
Terre Noire in Nova Scotia

Terre Noire is a small Acadian[1] community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Inverness County on Cape Breton Island.[2] It is located about four miles north of Margaree Harbour[3] and south of Cap LeMoine on the Cabot Trail.[4] It is named for the dark soil in the area.[5][6]



  1. ^ Biagi, Susan & Vaughan, Keith. Touring the Cabot Trail, p.22 (2005) (ISBN 978-0887806582)
  2. ^ "Terre Noire". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  3. ^ Place-names and places of Nova Scotia, p.669 (1974), Retrieved April 1, 2010
  4. ^ "The spectacular Cabot Trail". The Gazette (Montreal). June 14, 1980. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
  5. ^ Turnbull, Robert & Fisher, Robert C. Canada 1983 (1982)
  6. ^ Nova Scotia Travel Bureau. Nova Scotia tour book: an official guide to the highways of Nova Scotia p. 118 (1956)("Terre Noire (pop 101). The name means 'black ground,' given because of the dark texture of the soil.")

Coordinates: 46°28′36″N 61°04′56″W / 46.476698°N 61.082187°W / 46.476698; -61.082187