Dorchester in Westmorland County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces
400th Anniversary of 1st Acadian Settlement
of the 1st Acadian settlement.
Dedicated to those Acadians
who were part of the history of
the Village of Dorchester and area.
première colonisation Acadienne.
In hommage au Acadiens qui ont
fait partie de l’histoire du village
de Dorchester et de sa region.
Erected 2004 by Village of Dorchester.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Acadian History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1604.
Location. 45° 53.98′ N, 64° 30.993′ W. Marker is in Dorchester, New Brunswick, in Westmorland County. Marker is on Main Street (New Brunswick Route 106) just north of Woodlawn Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located directly in front of the Village of Dorchester Municipal Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4984 Main Street, Dorchester NB E4K 2Z1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Sir Albert James Smith (a few steps from this marker); Freedom of the Village of Dorchester (a few steps from this marker); Bell Inn / Auberge Bell (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Chandler House (Rocklyn) / Maison Chandler (about 120 meters away); Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); 18th Century Anchor (approx. 7.3 kilometers away); Silver Jubilee Lodge and Library (approx. 7.3 kilometers away); Right Honourable Richard Bedford Bennett (approx. 7.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dorchester.
Also see . . .
1. New Brunswick History.
Though the main section of Nova Scotia is often considered "Acadia", the SE and NE coast of New Brunswick (and up some rivers) was also considered to be Acadia. In fact, the first "Acadian" settlement was actually at New Brunswick. In 1604, the first settlers wintered at St. Croix Island. Though they moved to Port Royal in the spring, several settlements sprang up along the New Brunswick coastline.(Submitted on March 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. History of the Acadians.
The Acadians are the descendants of 17th and 18th century French settlers in parts of Acadia in the northeastern region of North(Submitted on March 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons.
Entering Baie Française (the Bay of Fundy) in June 1604, he and his settlers founded a colony on St. Croix Island. Numerous settlers succumbed to the harsh winter climate and scurvy as they exhausted the limited natural resources on the island. The colony moved to better land on the south shore of Baie Française at Port-Royal in 1605.(Submitted on March 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.