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      Hello my name is Larry Matthews and I've been selling real estate in Enfield Nova Scotia now for almost 40 years. I do a lot of marketing directed towards Nova Scotia's working out west whose shift schedule allows them to live at home and commutte back and forth from their job out west and their home in Nova Scotia. I'm finding quite a few of them are wanting locate near the airport in the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale and Lantz. We all know why. Because it is just a great place to live and raise a family. In the past few weeks I've sold homes on Poplar Drive in Lantz, The Enfield Road and the Renfrew Road. Not to mention homes in Milford, Shubenacadie and Stewiacke. I have an extensive on line marketing system that promotes East Hants homes all across Canada and the world and our company owns East Hants.com. If you are planning on selling your home why not give me a call. Have a wonderful day and I look forward to hearing from You. Perhaps I can match your home up with one of my buyers. Here is some information about the history of Enfield Nova Scotia


Grants of land around what is now Enfield, were given after 1760. The first was given to Benjamin Franklin, a parcel of land on the side of the Shubenacadie River opposite the main part of the present village. A Mr. Hall was hired by Franklin to take charge of the grant, and to operate a Wayside Inn. The Grand Lake East area was the location of another grant, 1100 acres that was given to a man by the name of Uniacke. Several men, of the name MacDonell, now own this land. Another grant of land was given to Jacob Horne Sr., a German who enlisted in the 42nd Highland Regiment. Horne; being familiar with the coast of Nova Scotia, accompanied General Wolfe as a pilot, fighting under him at Quebec in 1759.

Jacob's son, Andrew Horne was the first settler in Enfield district, clearing a farm in the wilderness near the lock at Horne Settlement. Enfield became a village comparatively late in the history of Nova Scotia, it does not appear in any early census of the province. Early people living in the area were probably listed under Nine Mile River, Douglas or 'The Crossing'. (Enfield was previously known as 'The Crossing'.) It is recorded that Enfield was named at a public meeting, called at Malcolm's Pottery in 1862. Thomas B. Donaldson, suggested the name Enfield. In 1863, due to his interest and perseverance, the name “Enfield” was officially adopted as the name for the settlement. It has been said that he took a fancy to the name when he resided in the town of Enfield Connecticut. On selling out his general store business in 1867, he purchased the Hall farm located in the OX-Bow on the Hants side of the Shubenacadie River, crossed by the bridge on Highway No. 1. This farm was operated by his son Charles F. For the years 1900 – 1950, and the old homestead is now part of the large modern home owned by his grandson, Frank C. Donaldson. Firmly established as a permanent resident in 1871, Thomas B. drew a plan for a church building in the village. His plan was adopted and the building erected within the year. Eleven men went to the woods to get out logs – some of these were T. Kenty, C. Todd, Lang, Miller, and the Halls. The 105th anniversary of this church was celebrated on June 20, 1976, when every pew was filled. It is now a part of the United Church of Canada, but at the time the building was Methodist.

The first school was built at Horne Settlement, and serviced young and old alike. Among some of the schoolteachers was Miss Sarah Hanson who came out of the state of Maine, with others who were interested in investing in the Shubenacadie Canal. Later a school was built at Enfield and the school in Horne Settlement was done away with.

The area is primarily a bedroom community for those working in HRM or at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Situated near the halfway point between Halifax and Truro, Enfield was once home to a prominent railway station constructed by the Nova Scotia Railway and later the Intercolonial Railway and Canadian National Railway; it has since been demolished. During the mid-19th century, a system of locks on the Shubenacadie River in Enfield assisted small vessels in navigating from the Bay of Fundy to nearby Shubenacadie Grand Lake as part of the Shubenacadie Canal.

The Enfield Rugby Football Club (Established 2007) won the NSRFU Summer Division II Championship against the Halifax Tars 26-12 after completing an undefeated 8-0 season.They were also the Truro 7's Indoor Rugby Men's Div 'A' Champions for 2009.



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Larry Matthews


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Comments (2)

Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Contact Broker Larry Matthews at (902) 639-1671 to list your home in Enfield, Nova Scotia.

Oct 21, 2014 11:56 PM
Larry Matthews
Hants Realty Limited - Halifax, NS
Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser

Thanks Will, I can use all the help I can get.

Oct 22, 2014 11:45 AM