Brigus South - Newfoundland and Labrador

Route 10
Coordinates: 47°06′47″N 52°52′57″W

The name is believed to be a derivative of the French word brega, meaning intrigue or corruption.

The area was known to French and probably Portuguese mariners in the 1500s and 1600s. First settlers were fishermen who began inhabiting the area in the late 1600s, probably from other established communities such as Ferryland and Cape Broyle.

Interesting Facts
  • 1677, first census of the area lists a Richard Koane, John Kent, Nicholas Koane and their servants as being the sole inhabitants.
  • 1705, population grows to five families.
  • 1800s, Irish immigrants begin to arrive and settle in the community.
  • 1871, new school opens with 32 students.
  • 1891, population rises to 140.
  • 1930s, during the Great Depression, many individuals leave to seek work in larger centres such a St. Johns.
  • 1970s and 1980s, the community is the site of many television and film productions.

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