York County

York County is located in west-central New Brunswick, Canada stretching southwest to the Maine border through to Nackawic and the provincial capital of Fredericton on the banks of the St John River up northwards to the heart of the province and the headwaters of the Miramichi River. Farming and forestry are two major industries in the county. Fredericton, the former county shire town, is home to the University of New Brunswick, Canada’s oldest university established in 1785.

Fredericton has long been a military garrison town, in both the French and British Colonial eras as well as in the more recent Canadian Dominion.  The old Garrison District on Queen Street, which features the nineteenth-century Soldiers’ Barracks, Guard House, and Officers’ Quarters, still forms the core of the city.