History Capsule: Boundary Creek
May 3rd, 2019
The community of Boundary Creek is a small area in Westmorland County. The southern boundary is the Peticodiac River, on the north there are mountains and Salisbury is on the west.
In the year 1765 a large tract of land in the county was granted to a land company on condition that they would bring settlers to the country. In those days, it was the governor's duty to see that colonists were placed on the land and it was a custom to give large tracts to land companies whom we today would call "promoters" on condition that they would bring settlers to the country. It was a common method used to open up the country.
after some years, the land companies failed to live up to their agreement with the grown and the settlers. Their land was taken and settlers were given an opportunity to obtain the land directly from the crowd. These settlers were undoubtably Acadians that were previously established at Port Royal.
This is how Boundary Creek was first colonized. Stay tuned to learn more about our community's history with future history capsules coming soon.