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Andover CANADACreated 04/01/2007 22:11:44  Updated 23/02/2008 19:00:37
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Saint John River Andover Perth Canada

Perth-Andover is located on the Saint John River, 40 km south of Grand Falls near the mouth of the Tobique River.

Perth on the east side of the river and Andover on the west were amalgamated into one village in 1966 and have a population service area in excess of 6 000 people.

Nestled between the rolling hills of the upper river valley, this picturesque village is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Tobique." Ten kilometers to the west of the Municipality is the U.S.

James & Robert Murphy were the first settlers in 1815. James daughter, Sarah (born May 16,1816) was the first child born in the settlement.

Sarah's future husband, Elijah Sisson was from here Andover, England and made the suggestion in 1883, that the settlement be named after his native town.

The first church service were Baptist & were held in the home of Mr. James Murphy, who later donated land for the site of the Baptist Church in 1826.


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