History Timeline

Annapolis Royal and area play a special and unique role in Canadian history. The first permanent European settlement in North America north of St. Augustine, Florida, was established at Port Royal in 1605.

From that time until 1749, Port Royal, or Annapolis Royal, was frequently the military and administrative centre of Acadia or Nova Scotia, which covered a substantially larger area than the present Nova Scotia.


1. A History of Nova Scotia, Beamish Murdoch, 1866
2. History of the County of Annapolis, WA Calnek, 1897

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