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(formally known as Turk's Gut)

Incorporated 1986
Population in 1976 was 699

An unincorporated inland community, located in what was formerly known as Turks Gut Valley, south of Brigus, Conception Bay. The old name, Turks Gut, reflects the tradition that the cove was a haven for pirates in the seventeenth century. Indeed, it is easy to imagine why the Gut would be so used: the narrow cove offers an anchorage for one or two vessels which would be all but invisible from the sea, while Marysvale Ridge and English Ridge afford a good view of shipping in Conception Bay. The community itself was known as Turks Gut until 1919, when its name was officially changed to Marysvale.



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