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(formerly known as Salmon Cove)

Incorporated 1974
Population in 1976 was 937

A town in the southern part of Conception Bay 58 km (36 mi) by highway from St. John's. The first settler known to have possessions in the area now known as Avondale was a J. Mahany in the late 1790s and by c. 1805 there were twelve settlers there. Until 1897 the area was known as Salmon Cove. In 1836 Salmon Cove and Cats' Cove (Conception Harbour) had a population of 366. By 1857 there were 199 people in Salmon Cove and by 1884, 742.



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