Beresford, NB, incorporated as a town in 1984, population 4351 (2011c), 4264 (2006c). The Town of Beresford is located 9 km north of Bathurst on Chaleur Bay and was incorporated as a village in 1967. It was settled after 1812 and was named for William Carr Beresford, a general in Wellington's army at the Battle of Waterloo. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was the site of several sawmills, but today it is primarily a residential community with local service industries. Most of the work force is employed in mining and forestry or the paper mill in nearby Bathurst. It is located on an excellent beach and has a large summer community. Recreational facilities in the town were the venues for several events of the 2003 Canada Winter Games.