Mobile - Newfoundland and Labrador

Route 10
Coordinates: 47.2483° N, 52.841° W

Early seventeenth century maps referred to the area as Momables, Mummable, and Mumemobles. It is not known for certain what the terms refer to but it is believed that it may refer to the old English word for turbulent sea or it may refer to the migratory (mobile) nature of the early fishery.

Early English fishermen settled in the area, but were later joined by larger numbers of Irish settlers.

Interesting Facts
  • 1705, Mobile is listed as having a population of six families.
  • 1836, the first official census of Newfoundland lists the population at 153
  • 1845, a Roman Catholic church is recorded in the census for the area, but it is believed to have been built in the late 1700s.
  • 1859, St. Aidan’s Roman Catholic School enrolls 32 students.
  • 1874, population reaches 231
  • 1930 – 1952, St. Theresa’s School replaces St. Aidan’s.
  • 1950, Hydroelectric station is built.

Genealogy Information

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