Timeline of Moncton history

This is a timeline of the history of Moncton. This page includes major weather, progress, and infrastructure events in Greater Moncton. You may also want to see List of entertainment events in Greater Moncton, or History of Moncton.

Fort Beausejour in 2006
The Deportation of the Acadians had a significant impact on the history of Moncton
Wooden Shipbuilding was responsible for the initial growth of the community
The rail industry re-energized the community after the collapse of the shipbuilding industry
The Intercolonial Railway was headquartered in Moncton
Moncton has become the transportation hub of the Maritimes

Aboriginal period

17th century

18th century

  • 1733 – Community of "Le Coude" (The Elbow) established near Halls Creek, at site of present-day Moncton.
  • 1751 – Fort Beauséjour at Aulac is built by France in response to the British construction of nearby Fort Lawrence.[2]
  • 1755 – British forces under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Monckton take Fort Beausejour and rename it Fort Cumberland.
  • 1755 – Expulsion of the Acadian people, including from the Petitcodiac River valley. Some Acadians escape into the woods and begin to conduct a resistance campaign against the British.
  • 1758 – Battle of Stoney Creek, end of the Acadian resistance.
  • 1761 – English Tantramar Township established.
  • 1766 – Captain John Hall arrives from Pennsylvania with a land grant from the Philadelphia Land Company and establishes Monckton Township with eight immigrant "Deutsch" families. The community is named "The Bend of the Petitcodiac".
  • 1780s – Acadians begin to return from exile and resettle in New Brunswick.

19th century

20th century

21st century

See also


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