With the decline of shipbuilding east of the harbour, Wolfville became a New England-style university town. Established as a Baptist academy (1828) and college (1838), ACADIA UNIVERSITY (1891) is now nondenominational but closely associated with the Maritime United Baptist Convention. With nearly 50 main buildings and more than 3200 full-time students, it is the main local employer and the cultural, political and recreational centre for the town and its agricultural surroundings.
Founded in 1765-66 and reorganized solely as a Baptist church in 1778, Wolfville Baptist Church has the oldest continuing BAPTIST congregation in Canada. The easy pace of life in the town has attracted numerous senior citizens and a small counterculture colony. Many descendants of the original New England settlers remain.
Author DEBRA MCNABB
Links to Other Sites
The official website for the Town of Wolfville, NS.
Wolfville Historical Society
The website for the Wolfville Historical Society and Randall House Museum.
The History of King's County
An online digitized copy of "The History of King's County." From the "Our Roots" website.
Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce
The website for the Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce (APCC), formerly the Maritime Board of Trade. Formed in 1896, this organization promotes and supports business and economic development in Atlantic Canada. Click on "Chambers" for links to local Chambers of Commerce.
Nova Scotia: Community Profiles
Search for statistical profiles of communities in the Province of Nova Scotia.
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