Codroy

Codroy is a community in the Codroy Valley of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.[1]

It is a village with about 50 inhabitants with most living in homes along Newfoundland and Labrador Route 406, the main road in town.

History

The village was part of a settlement process that began with English settlers in 1822, but between 1820s to 1840s saw the migration of Acadians and Irish Catholics.[2]

The village name is believed to be a combination of the word 'cod' (for fish found around Codroy) and French word 'Roi' or king.[2]

Codroy Island is actually connected to the mainland by a narrow spit and shelters Codroy Harbour.

Attractions

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, a Carpenter Gothic-style wood church built in 1913 to replace the 1906 church destroyed in a wind storm in 1912,[3] is a registered heritage structure.[4] The church has a large cemetery with about 400 graves.[5] Codroy remains predominately Anglican after most surrounding area residents became Roman Catholic.[2]

The Grand Codroy Estuary is nearby, as is Point Rosee, once thought to be a possible Norse site.[6]

Employers

Moore Variety is the only corner store in the village and attached to the Canada Post Condroy Postal Station.

Condroy Seafoods Incorporated, which processes shellfish and groundfish and exports them to other places in North America and Europe, is the largest employer with a fish processing facility in Codroy Harbour.

Fishing trawlers and other fishing vessels dock in the harbour, which is maintained by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.[7]

Other businesses in the village:

  • Islandview Lounge - local bar
  • Oceanview Seniors Club - a social club in the building near the harbour

Local services

Codroy Fire Hall located next to Holy Trinity Church on Holy Trinity Church Road provides fire suppression and ambulance service in the village.

There are no hospitals or clinics in Codroy, the closest medical facility is a clinic in Channel-Port aux Basques to the south.

The closest school is Belanger Memorial School, a high school in Millville to the south

References

  1. Munden, Carl. "Mailed from The Rock: The Codroy". PHSC Journal. Postal History Society of Canada. 134 (June 2008).
  2. "History of the Codroy Valley". Ngb.chebucto.org. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  3. "Memorial Plaques at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Codroy, Nfld". Ngb.chebucto.org. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  4. "Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Codroy, NL". www.heritage.nf.ca.
  5. "Codroy - Holy Trinity Church Graveyard List". sites.rootsweb.com.
  6. Parcak, Sarah; Mumford, Gregory (November 8, 2017). "Point Rosee, Codroy Valley, NL (ClBu-07) 2016 Test Excavations under Archaeological Investigation Permit #16.26" (PDF). geraldpennyassociates.com, 42 pages. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 20, 2018. Retrieved June 19, 2018. [The 2015 and 2016 excavations] found no evidence whatsoever for either a Norse presence or human activity at Point Rosee prior to the historic period. […] None of the team members, including the Norse specialists, deemed this area [Point Rosee] as having any traces of human activity.
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-04-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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