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Arcadia in Nova Scotia

Arcadia is a small community in Nova Scotia, Canada. It was originally known as "Upper Chebogue" but the change to Arcadia was made in 1863. While the word itself may be traced back to the native name for a land of peace and contentment, the place name was suggested by the ship "Arcadia" that was built and launched there in 1817.

The name may be a corruption of Acadia, the French name for the lands near Nova Scotia.

Coordinates: 43°49′29.52″N 66°4′24.58″W / 43.8248667, -66.0734944

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Arcadia, Nova Scotia. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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