Norton (2016 population: 1,382) is a village in Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. Take a look below for 9 fun and fascinating facts about Norton, New Brunswick, Canada.
1. It was likely named for Norton, Massachusetts.
2. It is situated on the Kennebecasis River 55 kilometres northeast of Saint John.
3. The European and North American Railway began serving Norton in 1859. Norton is home to the oldest fossil forest in Canada.
4. Country music singer Chris Cummings and rock musician, Ian Sherwood, of “Down With The Butterfly” and “Acres and Acres” are both natives of Norton.
5. Norton Elementary School, located at the intersection of Route 121 and Route 124, serves Norton students from kindergarten to grade five.
6. It is a small, rural school is closely tied with the local community.
7. French immersion is not offered at Norton Elementary but students can be bussed to Sussex Elementary if families wish to enroll students in French immersion before Middle School.
8. Students are bussed to Sussex Middle after grade five and continue on to Sussex Regional High School afterward.
9. Norton is situated within the shale gas exploration area currently licensed to Corridor Resources.