Bathurst, New Brunswick

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Bathurst (2001 population 12,924) is a city at the mouth of the Nepisiguit River on the Baie des Chaleurs in Gloucester County in northeastern New Brunswick, Canada.

The first settlers to the area were the French explorers referred to today as Acadians. The city of Bathurst was named by the Honourable Lieutenant Governor, Sir Howard Douglas (1823-1831), in honor of Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst (1762-1834), Secretary of State for the Colonies of the British government.

Construction of the Intercolonial Railway of Canada in the mid 1800s provided a fast connection of Bathurst to the rest of the world that would come to an essential element for the shipping of products from the city's principal industries, forestry and zinc mining.

In 1881, the Roman Catholic Church constructed the Sacré-Coeur Cathedral.

Notable personalities born in Bathurst:

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