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Encyclopedia > Pictou, Nova Scotia
Pictou, Nova Scotia
Pictou, Nova Scotia during the Lobster Carnival
Location of Pictou, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°40′53″N 62°42′43″W / 45.68139, -62.71194
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Province Flag of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
Municipality Pictou County
Founded 1773
Incorporated May 4, 1874
Government
 - Mayor Joseph Hawes
 - Governing Body Pictou Town Council
Area
 - Total 7.94 km² (3.1 sq mi)
Elevation 0-54 m (0-177 ft)
Population (2001)
 - Total 3,875
 - Density 488.0/km² (1,263.9/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Postal code B0K
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 485
Median Earnings* $32,797
*Median household income, 2000 ($) (all households)
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Places in Nova Scotia
Website: http://www.townofpictou.com

Pictou is a Canadian town in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Pictou was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1080x720, 1251 KB) Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada taken during Lobster Carnival 2006 (Jeff Vienneau, www. ... Pictou is a small town on the northern coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, located in Pictou County. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nova_Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Pictou County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Year 1773 (MDCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting four hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Nova Scotia - 76 FSAs Categories: Canada Post ... Area code 902 is the telephone area code in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, encompassing the whole of both provinces. ... A telephone operator manually connecting calls with patch cables at a telephone switchboard. ... Communities of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada As designated by the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. ... Pictou County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867...


Located on the north shore of Pictou Harbour, the town is approximately 10km north of the larger town of New Glasgow. Website:http://www. ...


Once an active shipping port and the shire town of the county, today Pictou is primarily a local service centre for surrounding rural communities as well as being the primary tourist destination in this region of Nova Scotia. A shire town is another term for county seat or county town, meaning the place a countys government is based. ...


Its port was the receiving point for many Scottish immigrants moving to a new home in northern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island following the Highland Clearances of the late 1700s and early 1800s. Consequently, the town's slogan is "The Birthplace of New Scotland"; the first wave of immigrants is acknowledged to have arrived on September 15, 1773, on the Hector. Norman McLeod who arrived some years after the Hector from Scotland landed in Pictou but eventually settled in the area of Saint Anne's in Cape Breton of Nova Scotia. He later encouraged his parish to follow him to Waipu, New Zealand where today there still resides many descendants. This article is about the Scottish as an ethnic group. ... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ... The Highland Clearances (Scottish Gaelic: Fuadaich nan Gàidheal, the expulsion of the Gael) is a name given to the forced displacement of the population of the Scottish Highlands from their ancient ways of warrior clan subsistence farming, leading to mass emigration. ... Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... The Hector was a full rigged Fluyt which is famous for having brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia in 1773. ... Norman McLeod was a Presbyterian minister from Scotland who led a significant settlement of Highlanders in Waipu, New Zealand. ... Waipu is a small town in Bream Bay, in the Northland Region of New Zealand, with a Scottish heritage. ...


During the latter part of the 1800s, Pictou's industrial sector gained strength. The Intercolonial Railway was built to the town on a spur from the Stellarton-Oxford Junction "Short Line". Shipbuilding increased through the 1800s, particularly with the increase in coal being shipped from Pictou Landing, Abercrombie and the East River of Pictou. A shipyard has been continuously established in the town since this period. The port's activity increased after the nearby Scott Maritimes pulp mill opened in Abercrombie in 1965. CN Rail abandoned its service to the town in the late 1980s but other transportation - including Highway 106 (the Trans-Canada Highway) - opened in the 1970s to provide alternatives. Intercolonial Railway of Canada logo or herald The Intercolonial Railway of Canada (IRC), also referred to as the Intercolonial Railway, was a historic Canadian railway. ... Stellarton is a town located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Canada at a latitude of 45°34 North and longitude of 62°40 West. ... Oxford Junction is a Canadian rural community in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... Highway 106 in Nova Scotia, part of the Prince Edward Island loop of the Trans-Canada Highway, connects the Northumberland Ferries terminal in Caribou to the mainline Trans-Canada (Highway 104) near Westville. ... For the Boards of Canada record, see Trans Canada Highway (EP). ...

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Notable Pictonians

Peter Gordon MacKay, Conservative, QC, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Sir John William Dawson, KCMG , FRSC (October 13, 1820 – November 19, 1899), was a Canadian geologist, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia. ... The University of Edinburgh (Scottish Gaelic: ), founded in 1582,[4] is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - Total 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... McGill University. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority regions in Scotland. ... This article is about the country. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Dalhousie University is a university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...

Education

Pictou Academy is the town's high school and was founded in 1803 by Dr. Thomas McCulloch, who was travelling to his new clergy posting on Prince Edward Island. He was convinced to stay the winter and ended up remaining in Pictou for much longer. Disappointed by the lack of education among Pictonians, Dr. McCulloch decided to start a "college". There was considerable argument between Dr. Thomas McCulloch and Nova Scotia's provincial government for funding however it finally became a reality in 1816 when the Pictou Academy was incorporated. The province of Nova Scotia would not let it be named a "college," as such, but it was a school of higher education (senior matriculation) which was open to people of every race and denomination. This does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...


Between 1816 and the present, Pictou Academy has been in four separate buildings. The school was moved from its original building to a new site, while the second and third buildings both burned down. There were Academy graduates from every year since it was incorporated, excluding the years between several of its different buildings.


At the start of the school year of 2003–2004, all high schools in Pictou County were closed, and their students began to go the two new "superschools", Northumberland Regional High School, and North Nova Education Centre, for their education. The only exception to this is Pictou Academy, which continues to operate. Northumberland Regional High School (NRHS) is a secondary school located in Alma, outside Westville, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... North Nova Education Centre, commonly known as NNEC, is a high school in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada which serves around 900 students from the eastern side of the county. ...


Attractions

The primary tourist attraction in Pictou is the waterfront along Pictou Harbour. During the 1990s-2000s, industrial land on the Pictou waterfront was redeveloped with the centrepiece being construction of the replica tall ship Hector. Now completed, the ship is docked each summer at the Hector Heritage Quay, an interpretive centre that includes a gift store, a carpentry shop, a blacksmith shop and an artist's studio. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article is about the first decade of the 21st century. ... The Hector was a full rigged Fluyt which is famous for having brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia in 1773. ...


The Hector Festival, celebrating the arrival of settlers to Nova Scotia on the Hector takes place in August. In July, the Lobster Carnival takes place, and an amusement park is set up. The Lobster Carnival is a yearly event celebrating the end of the fishing season and has been a town festival since 1934. The Hector was a full rigged Fluyt which is famous for having brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia in 1773. ...


The waterfront redevelopment also features a marina and small boardwalk that connects to the Trans-Canada Trail. The historic Intercolonial Railway station on the waterfront has been restored, and a new fisheries museum is under construction nearby. An interesting attraction near the waterfront is the Grohmann Knives factory and outlet store; Grohmann claims to be the only manufacturer of hand-made knives in Canada. Trans Canada Trail pavilion in Fredericton, New Brunswick The Trans Canada Trail is a trail 18 078 km long that will soon be completed across Canada. ... Intercolonial Railway of Canada logo or herald The Intercolonial Railway of Canada (IRC), also referred to as the Intercolonial Railway, was a historic Canadian railway. ...


Water taxis and boat tours of the harbour are available, which also connect to the town of New Glasgow. Website:http://www. ...


Pictou is 5 kilometres south of the port of Caribou where Northumberland Ferries Limited operates a seasonal vehicle-pedestrian ferry service to Prince Edward Island; there is also a pedestrian-only ferry that operates seaonally to Pictou Island. Several beaches are located near the town of Pictou, most notably Caribou Provincial Park and Waterside Beach Provincial Park. Caribou is a small Canadian rural community in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. ... Northumberland Ferries Limited (NFL) is a ferry company operating in eastern Canada and headquartered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Pictou Island is an island located in the Northumberland Strait approximately 4 nautical miles (NM) north of Nova Scotia and 10 NM south of Prince Edward Island. ...


External links

  • Official website of the Town of Pictou
  • Avinova.ca - Aerial pictures of Pictou and surrounding area.

Coordinates: 45°40′53″N, 62°42′43″W Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Counties in Nova Scotia shown with their county seats Annapolis County, Nova Scotia--Annapolis Royal Antigonish County, Nova Scotia--Antigonish Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia--Sydney Colchester County, Nova Scotia--Truro Cumberland County, Nova Scotia--Amherst Digby County, Nova Scotia--Digby Guysborough County, Nova Scotia--Guysborough Halifax County, Nova Scotia... Annapolis County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Antigonish County, Nova Scotia is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Cape Breton County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island. ... Colchester County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Cumberland County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Digby County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Guysborough County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Halifax County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Hants County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Inverness County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Kings County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Lunenburg County is a county located on the South Shore of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Pictou County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Queens County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Richmond County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Shelburne County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Victoria County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Yarmouth County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... The Queens Regional Municipality is a Canadian regional municipality located in southwestern Nova Scotia. ... Municipal Districts are Census subdivision used in Canada for the administration of rural areas including farmlands and unincorporated places such as hamlets. ... Argyle (2006 Population: 8,656) is a municipal district in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. ... Barrington (2006 Population: 7,331) is a municipal district in western Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. ... This article is about the municipal district. ... Clare is a municipal district in western Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Digby is a municipal district in Digby County, Nova Scotia. ... East Hants is a municipal district in Hants County, Nova Scotia. ... The Municipality of the District of Guysborough is a municipal district in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. ... This article is about the municipal district. ... Municipality of the District of Shelburne is a municipal district within Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. ... St. ... West Hants is a municipal district in Hants County, Nova Scotia. ... Yarmouth is a municipal district in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... The Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre, located in Fort Lawrence, 3 kilometres west of Amherst. ... Website: http://www. ... Motto: Highland Heart of Nova Scotia Location of Antigonish, Nova Scotia Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province Image:Flag of Nova Scotia. ... Berwick is a town on the Cornwallis River in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Bridgetown is a town on the Annapolis River in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Website: http://www. ... Canso (2001 population: 992) is a small Canadian town in Guysborough County, on the north-eastern tip of mainland Nova Scotia. ... Clarks Harbour is a town on Cape Sable Island in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Digby, Nova Scotia in 1906 Digby, Nova Scotia in 2005 For other meanings of Digby, see Digby Digby is a town in western Nova Scotia which lies on the Annapolis Basin of the Bay of Fundy. ... Hantsport, Nova Scotia is a small town located on the Kings-Hants county line. ... Kentville is a town in Kings County, Nova Scotia. ... Lockeport is a town in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Lunenburg waterfront Lunenburg waterfront (as viewed from a hotel) Lunenburg ( ) is a small town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada approximately 90 kilometres southwest of Halifax, on the Atlantic coast. ... Mahone Bay (44. ... There are three Middletons in Nova Scotia. ... Mulgrave is a town on the Strait of Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada; immediately across from the town of Port Hawkesbury. ... Website:http://www. ... Main Street Parrsboro Parrsboro is a town located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada, at 45. ... 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(Bills) Mills  - Governing Body Truro Town Council Area  - Town 37. ... — Location of Westville, Nova Scotia Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality Pictou County Founded 1894 Incorporated August 20, 1894 Government  - Mayor Sandy Cyr  - Governing Body Westville Council Area  - Total 14. ... St. ... Wolfville streetscape, spring 2006. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Aylesford is a village in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The village of Baddeck is located in Victoria County, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Bible Hill is a village in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Canning, Nova Scotia (population ~1000) is a village in northeastern Kings County located at the crossroads of Highway 221 and Highway 358. ... Chester (2001 pop. ... Cornwallis Square is a Canadian village in Kings County, Nova Scotia. ... Dover is a small village in Nova Scotia, Canada Categories: | ... The village of Freeport, Nova Scotia in Digby County, Nova Scotia is located on Long Island in the Bay of Fundy. ... Greenwood (2001 pop. ... Havre Boucher, Nova Scotia Havre Boucher is a village of 3,000 people whom inhabit a village that was historically inhabited as a fishing village. ... Hebbville is a village bordering the town of Bridgewater in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Kingston is a village in Kings County on the north bank of the Annapolis River in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Lawrencetown is a village in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... New Minas is a village located in the eastern part of Kings County in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley. ... Port Williams is a community on the Cornwallis River in Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada, located across from Wolfville. ... Pugwash is a fishing, mining, and small-scale manufacturing community on the north shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... River Hebert is a village on the River Hebert in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada; it is approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Amherst. ... Mike Brady loves his wife of twenty-six years, Betty Ann Brady Mike is from Mt. ... Tatamagouche (population 738 in 2001) is a village located on the Northumberland Strait of Nova Scotia, Canada, 150 kilometers north of Halifax where the French and Waugh Rivers enter Tatamagouche Bay which serves as a natural harbour. ... Boars Head Lighthouse, Tiverton, Nova Scotia Tiverton is a small village located on the northeast tip of Long Island, Nova Scotia. ... The village of Westport, Nova Scotia in Digby County, Nova Scotia is located on Brier Island in the Bay of Fundy. ... Weymouth is a river village located in Digby County, Nova Scotia. ... 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Pictou County, Nova Scotia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (203 words)
Pictou County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Pictou County includes the Subdivision County Municipalities of A, B and C.
The Municipality of the County of Pictou is the province's fourth largest municipality by population.
Pictou, Nova Scotia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (771 words)
Pictou is a small town on the northern coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, located in Pictou County.
The province of Nova Scotia would not let it be named a "college," as such, but it was a school of higher education which was open to people of every race and denomination.
Pictou is also a five minute drive from the ferry that runs between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
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