Place:Saint Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada

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NameSaint Andrews
Alt namesSt. Andrew'ssource: CCA Object File
St. Andrewssource: Family History Library Catalog
St. Andrews By The Seasource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates45.083°N 67.067°W
Located inCharlotte, New Brunswick, Canada
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Saint Andrews (2011 population: 1,889) is a Canadian town in Charlotte County, New Brunswick.

It is sometimes referred to in tourism marketing by its unofficial nickname "St. Andrews-by-the-sea".

History

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Saint Andrews was founded in 1783 by United Empire Loyalists and named in honour of St Andrews, Scotland. The town is well preserved, with many original buildings still in place (some of which were floated to the town on barges from Castine, Maine at the end of the Revolutionary War). There are many layers of history visible starting from the late 18th century, including the town's well-known formal grid street layout and many historic buildings. Many of the commercial buildings on Water Street date from the 19th century. Between 1820 and 1860, the port of Saint Andrews was used extensively during the Irish Migration. The Irish were first quarantined at Hospital Island, situated a few kilometers in Passamaquoddy Bay. By the 1851 Census, over 50% of the town were born in Ireland. The Algonquin, a resort situated on a hill overlooking the town, was built in 1889, making Saint Andrews Canada's first seaside resort community. The hotel burned down in 1914 and was rebuilt one year later.

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