The History of Stephenville Crossing

Early Settlers

The Railway
Religion and Education
The Hospital
Employment Today

A Town for all Seasons

Interesting People
Future Leaders
Town Library
Did You Know !
Services and Organizations
Barachois Search and Rescue
Photo Album

Top French, Acadian,  Mi'kmaq, and English  descent, who migrated here in the latter part of the 1700's and the early 1800's. Some of the early English settlers moved here from Sandy Point.

From its earliest beginnings Stephenville Crossing's greatest attributes have been the resilience of its people, the quality and diversity of its heritage and natural environment.

Stephenville Crossing,Sandy Point,  St. Georges,  Stephenville,  and the communities on the Port au Port Penninsula  are all closely linked, due to the migratory nature of families from each of these communities. Although it is located in what was once called the French Shore, , which was historically known for its fishery, Stephenville Crossing residents did not make their living from the sea, as other French Shore residents did. Some fishing did take place, but on a small scale. In the early years most made their living from farming, logging, trapping, hunting and railway construction.

TopHistorical Articles BSG
History of St. Georges Diocese
Memorial University's Archives
Edward Wix's Travels in NFLD.
Photos Harmon Base
Old Photos Bay St. George
Newfoundland Heritage
NFLD history to 1869
Historical Directory of NFLD. Newspapers
Newfoundland Museum Notes
NFLD. History and Culture
Info on Stephenville Crossing
Telephone Directory 1951
Marcot 98
Flood 1951
Important Telephone Numbers

The ethnic diversity of its first settlers helped to make Stephenville Crossing what it is today. The first settlers were resourceful people of