Place:Victoria, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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NameVictoria
TypeCommunity
Coordinates47.768°N 53.241°W
Located inNewfoundland and Labrador, Canada


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Victoria ( NST) an incorporated town in Conception Bay located approximately midway on the Bay de Verde Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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The community of Victoria, is believed to have originally began as a "winterhouse" for people from Freshwater and Carbonear. People eventually built permanent dwellings around Beaver Pond, along the road between Carbonear and Heart's Content.

In the nineteenth century the settlement was named Victoria Village, in honor of Queen Victoria.

Although Victoria is an inland community, it is in walking distance of Carbonear, Freshwater and Salmon Cove. Most of the earliest settlers were fishing families (most of the men engaged in the Labrador Fishery). A small amount of farming and livestock raising was also conducted where the produce was sold in Carbonear.

There was a camp built at Victoria to house prisoners of war during World War II. The Americans felt this was a security risk for their bases in Newfoundland, so this structure was never used and it was taken down in 1943.

19th century

  • 1817 – Victoria is being used as a source of lumber and firewood.
  • 1800’s – Many residents of Victoria sign on for the Labrador Fishery with merchants in Carbonear, Harbour Grace and Northern Bay.

20th century

  • 1900’s (early) – Other people find employment in lumbering, the railway and mining at Bell Island and Cape Breton.
  • 1905 – An electric power station is running in the community.
  • 1921 – Sawmills are affected when a forest fire destroys much of the timber in the area. Nicholas Powell and Reuben, William and Nicholas Clarke are the merchants in Victoria.
  • 1924 – An independent congregation (later joins the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland) is established by Victoria native Eugene Vaters.
  • 1935 - The Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland has more than 300 members in Victoria. Twenty-eight families from Victoria, take part in a land settlement program and move to Markland.
  • 1985 – Victoria Electrical Museum is opened.

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