The village was named by a Mr. Arnold, a settler from Maryland, USA circa 1817. The area was first called Maryland, and Maryland Hill, but as early as 1825 it began to be referred to as New Maryland.
Among the historical anecdotes relating to New Maryland’s history, one particular event stands out: New Maryland was the venue for the last fatal duel in the Province. The famous Street-Wetmore duel, in which George Ludlow Wetmore was killed, took place on the Segee farm on October 2, 1821.
The Village of New Maryland was officially incorporated on June 1st, 1991.
The community of New Maryland has a population of approximately 4,400 and is adjacent to the city of Fredericton. Boasting municipal tax rate among the lowest in the province, the many planned subdivisions, the oversized building lots and the numerous spacious green fields, New Maryland is an ideal location in which to live.A variety of recreational and leisure programs are available throughout the year for young and old alike. The close proximity makes Fredericton’s diverse cultural facilities, universities and other recreational facilities easily accessible. Being near agricultural and forest lands gives New Maryland a distinctly rural character. The village is committed to maintaining its rural flavour with emphasis on green space and environmental protection. Future goals focus on enhanced water and waste-water treatment, new subdivision parkland, as well as a network of walking trails.
The New Maryland Nature Trails (behind the New Maryland Centre) are a popular destination for walking, snowshoeing, bird watching, rock lovers, and nature enthusiasts. The Athletic Park, located beside the New Maryland Elementary School, is the central sports and field facility for organized and leisure activities in New Maryland. The park is extremely busy from the Spring to Fall with sports, special events and tournaments.
Combining the best of city and rural environments, the New Maryland Centre is an unparalleled venue in the heart of the Village for meetings, seminars, corporate dining and entertainment. The New Maryland Centre boasts a large main hall that can accommodate up to 300 people (standing) and is perfectly suited for your anniversary, retirement, or wedding reception.
New Maryland Elementary School
Elementary - French
École des Bàtisseurs
Bliss Carmen Middle School
Middle - French
Fredericton High School
High School French
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