Tide Head, New Brunswick

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Tide Head
Official seal of Tide Head
Nickname(s): Fiddlehead Capital of the World
Tide Head is located in New Brunswick
Tide Head

Tide Head
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 47°59′06″N 66°45′54″W / 47.985°N 66.765°W / 47.985; -66.765Coordinates: 47°59′06″N 66°45′54″W / 47.985°N 66.765°W / 47.985; -66.765
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Restigouche
Parish Addington
Village Status 1966
Electoral Districts   

Provincial Campbellton-Restigouche Centre
 • Type Tide Head Village Council
 • Mayor Randy Hunter
 • Councillors
 • Land 19.57 km2 (7.56 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,036
 • Density 52.9/km2 (137/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 3.6%
 • Dwellings 440
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s) 506
Access Routes
Route 11

Route 134
Median Income* $59,648 CDN
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Tide Head (2011 pop. 1,036) is a Canadian village in Restigouche County, New Brunswick.[3]


Located on the south bank of the Restigouche River 10 km west of Campbellton, the village is situated where the tides on the Restigouche River cease to become visible, the reason for its name.

Tide Head federal post office


The first settlers of the area were Scottish. Early area farms were owned by Moffats, Gerrards, Duncans, Adams, Duffs, Barclays, Christophers, and Ayletts. Most of these early settlers, such as James Aylett, a British subject in the 20th regiment of his Majesty's Army; Thomas Barclay, a Scotsman; and Robert Adams are buried in the Athol House Cemetery near Frasers Mill. Graves in the cemetery date from as early as 1791. The Athol House Cemetery is the oldest British Cemetery in Restigouche County.

The railway that passes through Tide Head was started in 1875 and the first train went west in 1878. The train passes through a tunnel in the hillside of Morrisey Rock, the only active tunnel on the railway system in the Maritimes.

Tide Head was incorporated into a village in 1966. The first Mayor of the incorporated village was Jim Adams. The current Mayor of Tide Head is Randy Hunter.

Tide Head bills itself as the Fiddlehead Capital of the World and is predominantly English


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