South Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
South Brook is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is located in the center region of the island of Newfoundland. The town had a population of 482 in 2016, down from 531 in the Canada 2006 Census.
South Brook, Esquimaux Point Settlement in 1862
|Coordinates: 49°24′11″N 56°05′23″W|
|Time zone||UTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)|
South Brook was not listed as a community until the 1940s, although history documents suggest it may have been in existence as a winter community as early as 70 years prior.
South Brook has historically had a strong logging industry and at one time there was also a rabbit-canning factory in town.
The area is rich in Beothuk and Mi'kmaq history and artifacts have been recovered by local residents which only solidify this history. Rowsell's Hill, a prominent hill which rises as a backdrop to the town, was named for an early settler who lost his life to the Indian band at the time. He is known to have caused much trouble for them because of his dislike for natives and this led to his death.
Kona Beach Park is located in South Brook.
- Canada 2016 Census: Community Profile, Statistics Canada. Accessed February 6, 2018
- Decks Awash (PDF). September 1988. p. 11. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
- "South Brook - Newfoundland and Labrador". ExploreNewfoundlandandLabrador.com. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
- "Kona Beach Park". Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism. Retrieved December 16, 2019.