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Guysborough County occupies the south-eastern section of mainland Nova Scotia, being bounded on the North by Antigonish and Pictou Counties, on the west by Halifax County, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by Chedabucto Bay and the Strait of Canso. The county has an area of 1,049,491 acres and is the second largest county in the province. The county is divided into two Municipalities, Guysborough to the east and St. Mary's to the west along with two towns, Canso, east by Chedabucto Bay and Mulgrave on the Strait of Canso. The majority of the pastoral charge is located in the Municipality of St. Mary’s, which was incorporated in 1870. Bethany United Church in East River - St. Mary's is located just past the county line in the Municipality of the County of Pictou. The general area has a population of 2,500 people and is largely rural, with farming, forestry and fishing being the traditional industries. Tourism also is a major factor to the economy, and the historic Sherbrooke Village draws thousands of visitors from around the world each year.

For detailed history visit:
Phyllis Blakeley's "The History And Development of Sherbrooke In Guysborough County, Nova Scotia".

St. Mary’s River

Picture borrowed from Sherbrooke Now website:
Information taken from the Municipality website:

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