Norton, New Brunswick

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Norton
Norton Post Office (2013)
Norton Post Office (2013)
Norton is located in New Brunswick
Norton
Norton
Location of Norton in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45°38′19.3″N 65°41′43.8″W / 45.638694°N 65.695500°W / 45.638694; -65.695500Coordinates: 45°38′19.3″N 65°41′43.8″W / 45.638694°N 65.695500°W / 45.638694; -65.695500
CountryCanada
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyKings
Settled1783
Government
 • MPBev Harrison
 • Provincial RepresentativeRob Moore
Area
 • Land75.35 km2 (29.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,301
 • Density17.3/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)

Norton (2016 population: 1,382) is a village in Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. It was likely named for Norton, Massachusetts. [2]

Geography[edit]

It is situated on the Kennebecasis River 55 kilometres northeast of Saint John; the European and North American Railway began serving Norton in 1859. Norton is home to the oldest fossil forest in Canada.

Present day[edit]

Family Frolic Days used to be an annual village festival.

Country music singer Chris Cummings and rock musician, Ian Sherwood, of "Down With The Butterfly" and "Acres and Acres" are both natives of Norton.

Norton Elementary School located at the intersection of Route 121 and Route 124 serves Norton students from grades kindergarten to five, this small, rural school is closely tied with the local community. French immersion is not offered at Norton Elementary but students can be bussed to Sussex Elementary if families wish to enroll students in French immersion before Middle School. Students are bussed to Sussex Middle after grade five and continue on to Sussex Regional High afterward.

Norton is situated within the shale gas exploration area currently licensed to Corridor Resources.[3]

History[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Census Profile
  2. ^ Hamiton, William Baillie (1996). Place Names of Atlantic Canada (illustrated, reprint ed.). University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0802075703. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Shale gas study tour wraps up in Norton". CBC News. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013.


Further reading[edit]

  • Lillas Reid, The Road To Norton (1980)