Guysborough County, Nova Scotia

Guysborough County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Guysborough County
Location of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
Location of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°18′N 61°48′W / 45.3°N 61.8°WCoordinates: 45°18′N 61°48′W / 45.3°N 61.8°W
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
District
municipalities
Guysborough / St. Mary's
TownsMulgrave
Established1836
Electoral Districts      
Federal

Central Nova / Cape Breton—Canso
ProvincialGuysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie
Area
 • Land4,044.22 km2 (1,561.48 sq mi)
Population
 • Total8,143
 • Density2.0/km2 (5/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11
Decrease10.1%
 • Census Rankings
 - District municipalities
 Guysborough
 St. Mary's
 - Town
 Mulgrave
 
 
 
4,681 (721 of 5,008)
2,587 (1,110 of 5,008)

879 (2,234 of 5,008)
 2011
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s)902
Dwellings5,377
Median Income*$34,894
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

History

Taking its name from the Township of Guysborough, which was named in honour of Sir Guy Carleton, Guysborough County was created when Sydney County (Antigonish County) was divided in 1836.

In 1840, Guysborough County was subdivided into two districts for court sessisonal purposes – Guysborough and St. Mary's. In 1863, the boundary between Halifax County and Guysborough County was altered and a polling district was added to Guysborough County. In 1879, the two districts were incorporated as district municipalities.

Demographics

As a census division in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Guysborough County recorded a population of 7,625 living in 3,549 of its 5,190 total private dwellings, a change of −6.4% from its 2011 population of 8,143. With a land area of 4,044.15 km2 (1,561.46 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.9/km2 (4.9/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

Population trend[4][5]

Census Population Change (%)
2016 7,625 Decrease6.4%
2011 8,143 Decrease10.1%
2006 9,058 Decrease7.8%
2001 9,827 Decrease10.0%
1996 10,917 Decrease6.9%
1991 11,724 Decrease8.5%
1986 12,721 Decrease0.2%
1981 12,752 N/A
1941 15,461
1931 15,443
1921 15,518
1911 17,048
1901 18,320
1891 17,195
1881 17,808
1871 16,555 N/A

Mother tongue language (2011)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
English only 7,755 96.52%
French only 160 1.99%
Non-official languages 100 1.24%
Multiple responses 25 0.31%

Ethnic Groups (2006)[7]

Ethnic Origin Population Pct (%)
Canadian 4,520 50.5%
Scottish 2,760 30.8%
English 2,620 29.3%
Irish 2,240 25.0%
French 1,795 20.1%
German 1,050 11.7%
Dutch (Netherlands) 270 3.0%

Communities

Towns
District municipalities

Access routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:[8]

  • Highways
    • None
  • External Routes:
    • None

See also

References

  1. ^ a b 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
  2. ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Censuses 1871-1941
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011 census
  7. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Census Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada: GuysboroughCounty, Nova Scotia
  8. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Pages 56, 70-73, 83

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Aspen, Nova Scotia

Aspen is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's in Guysborough County.

Chedabucto Bay

Chedabucto Bay is a large bay on the eastern coast of mainland Nova Scotia between the Atlantic Ocean and the Strait of Canso next to Guysborough County. At the entrance to Chedabucto Bay is the community of Canso at the head is the community of Guysborough and on the other end is the town of Mulgrave.

Dover, Nova Scotia

Dover is an unincorporated community within Guysborough County in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest of Canso and approximately 210 km (130 mi) northeast of Halifax.

List of communities in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia

List of communities in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia

Communities are ordered by the highway upon which they are located. All routes start with the terminus located near the largest community.

List of historic places in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia

This is a list of historic places in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.

Marine Drive (Nova Scotia)

The Marine Drive is a designated scenic route along Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. It closely follows the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the Strait of Canso from the Canso Causeway to the junction of Route 322 and Highway 111 in Dartmouth.

Mulgrave, Nova Scotia

Mulgrave is a town on the Strait of Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Located along the Marine Drive, Route 344 traverses the community. The town's current name was adopted in 1859 to honour the colonial Lieutenant Governor, the Earl of Mulgrave. Lying opposite to the town of Port Hawkesbury, the community is located along the western shore of the Canso Strait. It was established as McNair's Cove in the early 19th century, and the name Port Mulgrave was adopted in 1859, later shortening to its current form. The early industry of the community relied on ferry service between the Nova Scotia mainland and Cape Breton Island. Ferry service began in the 1810s and rail service reached the area in the 1880s. The ferry services lasted until the opening of the Canso Causeway in 1955, dealing a major blow to the local economy. As of 2016, Mulgrave has a population of 722 and a population density of 40.5/km2 (104.9/sq mi), within an area of 17.83 km2 (6.88 sq mi).

Municipality of the District of Guysborough

Guysborough, officially named the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, is a district municipality in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district.

It is home to the Boylston and Salsman Provincial Parks. The parks are located between Boylston and Guysborough.

North Shore (Nova Scotia)

The North Shore is a region of Nova Scotia, Canada. Although it has no formal identity and is variously defined by geographic, county and other political boundaries, it is defined by Statistics Canada as an economic region, composed of Antigonish County, Colchester County, Cumberland County, Guysborough County, and Pictou County.

Nova Scotia Route 211

Route 211 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in Guysborough County and connects Stillwater on Trunk 7 to Isaac's Harbour North on Route 316.

Nova Scotia Route 276

Route 276 is a short collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in Guysborough County and connects South Lochaber at Trunk 7 with Goshen at Route 316.

Nova Scotia Route 316

Route 316 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in Antigonish County and Guysborough County, connecting Lower South River at Highway 104 with Half Island Cove at Trunk 16.

Nova Scotia Route 344

Route 344 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

It is located in Guysborough County and connects Auld's Cove at Trunk 4 with Boylston at Trunk 16.

Nova Scotia Route 347

Route 347 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in the northeastern part of the province and connects New Glasgow at Trunk 4 with Aspen at Trunk 7.

Nova Scotia Route 348

Route 348 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

It is located in the northeastern part of the province and connects Little Harbour at Route 289 with Melrose at Trunk 7.

In the town of Trenton it runs on "North Main Street," "Main Street" and "Trenton Road." In the neighbouring town of New Glasgow it runs on "North Provost Street," "Provost Street" and "Jury Street" (southbound), "Archimedes Street" (northbound), and the "East River Road."

Nova Scotia Route 374

Route 374 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It connects New Glasgow at Exit 24 of Nova Scotia Highway 104 with Sheet Harbour at Trunk 7. The highway runs through the Halifax Regional Municipality, Guysborough County & Pictou County.

The highway runs north-south through the Liscomb Game Sanctuary.

Nova Scotia Trunk 16

Trunk 16 is part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia's system of trunk highways. The road runs from an intersection with Trunk 4 in Monastery to Canso, a distance of 79 kilometres.

From Monastery, Trunk 16 follows the Tracadie River south to Boylston, where it crosses the Milford Haven River. The road then runs along the west bank of the river to its mouth at Guysborough, where it continues eastward along the coast of Chedabucto Bay to the road's end in Canso.

Port Bickerton, Nova Scotia

Port Bickerton is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of Saint Mary's in Guysborough County.

Port Bickerton consists of two adjoining communities: Port Bickerton proper, and Bickerton West. Together they host a number of churches, a community hall, volunteer fire department, a convenience store, a federal post office and a Canadian Coast Guard office. Located on Nova Scotia Route 211, there is a nearby cable ferry (Stormont II) which links the community to Isaac's Harbour North across Country Harbour. There is an eponymous lighthouse nearby that is operated as a tourist attraction.

Sunrise Trail

The Sunrise Trail is a scenic roadway in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

It is located along the province's North Shore on the Northumberland Strait for 316 km (196 mi) from Amherst to the Canso Causeway.

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