Glassville, in Aberdeen Parish, Carleton County, New Brunswick, was surveyed about 1859 and opened to organized settlement beginning about 1861 (although there were already a few intrepid settlers in place when the surveyors arrived) through the efforts of The Reverend Charles Gordon Glass, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland. It was settled principally, in the beginning, by migrants recruited from Scotland through the efforts of The Reverend Glass, along with settlers from other parts of New Brunswick. The community had a post office from 1861 and by 1871 Glassville was the centre of five communities with a population of 200. By 1898, in addition to a post office, Glassville had 6 stores, 1 hotel, 1 church and a population of about 300.
The purpose of this site is to help preserve the memory and history of the people and places of Glassville and surrounding communities, including especially East Glassville, West Glassville, Centre Glassville, Kenneth (Ruther Glen) and Highlands, as well as Argyle, Divide, Esdraelon, Bigger Ridge, and more. There were at least 23 settlements within a five mile radius of Glassville at the height of the settlement period. The People section of the site now includes more than 8,000 individuals – the original settlers and in many cases, their immediate ancestors and descendants, including thousands of persons from the broader Carleton County community. together with more than 4,000 photos and documents, almost 400 sources and more than 8,000 citations!
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