Northfield Parish, New Brunswick

Northfield is a civil parish in Sunbury County, New Brunswick, Canada.[2]

Location within Sunbury County, New Brunswick
Location within Sunbury County, New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°13′00″N 65°59′59″W / 46.216667°N 65.999722°W / 46.216667; -65.999722
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
 • Land303.77 km2 (117.29 sq mi)
 • Total620
 • Density2.0/km2 (5/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-2016
Decrease 3.6%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)

For governance purposes it is divided between the village of Minto and the local service district of the parish of Northfield,[3] both of which are members of Regional Service Commission 11 (RSC11).[4]

Origin of nameEdit

William F. Ganong states that the parish was named for its position in the county.[5] The origin may be simpler, as Northfield was the northern polling district of Sheffield Parish before it was erected.[6]


Northfield was erected in 1857 from Sheffield Parish.[7]


Northfield Parish is bounded:[2][8][9][10]

  • on the northeast by the Northumberland County line, beginning at a point about 2.6 kilometres northwesterly of Cains River, then running southeasterly;
  • on the southeast by the Queens County line;
  • on the southwest by a line beginning on the Queens County line about 2 kilometres southwesterly of the Minto Dump Road, then running north-northwesterly along the prolongation of the eastern line of a grant to S. B. Corey on the northern side of Route 10 in New Zion, passing about 500 metres west of Colwell Street, to the Maugerville Parish line about 300 metres northwesterly of the mouth of Barton Brook;
  • on the northwest by the prolongation of the southeastern line of a grant to Nathaniel Underhill and D. Palmer Jr. on the Saint John River, about 225 metres upstream of the foot of Middle Island, running northeasterly to the starting point.


Communities at least partly within the parish;[8][9][10] bold indicates an incorporated municipality

Bodies of waterEdit

Bodies of water[a] at least partly in the parish:[8][9][10]

  • North Forks Stream
  • Doherty Creek
  • Newcastle Creek
  • Salmon Creek
  • Dorsey Lake
  • Jehu Lake


Parish population total does not include portion within Minto

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Not including brooks, ponds or coves.


  1. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Northfield, Parish [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Chapter T-3 Territorial Division Act". Government of New Brunswick. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  3. ^ "New Brunswick Regulation 84-168 under the Municipalities Act (O.C. 84-582)". Government of New Brunswick. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Communities in each of the 12 Regional Service Commissions (RSC) / Les communautés dans chacune des 12 Commissions de services régionaux (CSR)" (PDF), Government of New Brunswick, July 2017, retrieved 2 February 2021
  5. ^ Ganong, William F. (1896). A Monograph of the Place-Nomenclature of the Province of New Brunswick. Royal Society of Canada. p. 258. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  6. ^ "18 Vic. c. 37 An Act to Regulate the Election of Members to serve in the General Assembly.". Acts of the General Assembly of Her Majesty's Province of New Brunswick, Passed in the Month of November, 1854, and in the Months of February, March, and April, 1855. Fredericton: Government of New Brunswick. 1855. pp. 127–150. Available as a free ebook from Google Books.
  7. ^ "20 Vic. c. 11 An Act to authorize the division of the Parish of Sheffield into two Parishes.". Acts of the General Assembly of Her Majesty's Province of New Brunswick, Passed in July 1856, and March and July 1857. Fredericton: Government of New Brunswick. 1857. pp. 16–17. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  8. ^ a b c "No. 96". Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development. Retrieved 22 June 2021. Remainder of parish on maps 106 and 116 at same site.
  9. ^ a b c "295" (PDF). Transportation and Infrastructure. Government of New Brunswick. Retrieved 22 June 2021. Remainder of parish on mapbooks 296, 312, 313, 331, 332, and 352 at same site.
  10. ^ a b c "Search the Canadian Geographical Names Database (CGNDB)". Government of Canada. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  11. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  12. ^ 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Northfield Parish, New Brunswick

Coordinates: 46°13′0″N 65°59′59″W / 46.21667°N 65.99972°W / 46.21667; -65.99972 (Northfield Parish, New Brunswick)