Brookfield

Location

Brookfield is located in the municipality of New-Wes-Valley which encompasses the towns of Valleyfield, Badger’s Quay, Pool’s Island, Brookfield, Wesleyville, Pound Cove, Templeman and Newtown. It is about one hour and 15 minutes from Gander airport.

History

Situated near Wesleyville, it was formerly named Norton’s Cove but was changed in 1879 when Captain Abram Kean and his family of nine moved there and renamed it Brookfield. Norton’s Cove was settled after 1874 and by 1891 had a population of 147 people; in 1911 the population had grown to 372.

Unique Characteristics

Newtown boasts of the Barbour Heritage Site which is a busy tourist attraction June - September and offers dinner theaters, interperation center and guided tours. Fishing is the major industry.

Population

Population of the town is approximately 3000.

Other Things of Interest

There is a stadium, tennis court and softball field. Gander is the closest urban center which is 1 1/2 hours away .