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Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia

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Sherbrooke is a rural community on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, in Guysborough County. It is located along the St. Mary's River, a major river in Nova Scotia. The community is named for Sir John Coape Sherbrooke, a colonial era Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Gold was discovered in the area in 1861 and Sherbrooke entered a gold rush which lasted two decades. The economy of the community today revolves around fishing, tourism and lumber. The community is the site of an open-air museum called "Sherbrooke Village" which depicts life in the later 1800s in the wake of the gold rush era.

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Rural Community
The Sherbrooke post office, built in 1930.
The Sherbrooke post office, built in 1930.
Sherbrooke is located in Nova Scotia
Location within Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°8′N 61°59′W
ProvinceNova Scotia
CountyGuysborough County
District MunicipalityMunicipality of the District of St. Mary's
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−03:00 (ADT)
HighwaysNova_Scotia_7.svg Trunk 7
Part of a series about Places in Nova Scotia