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The Community of Georgtown


Georgetown is located approximately 23 km from the TCH, just south of Brigus. The town was founded by residents of Bull Cove, a tiny fishing community that was abandoned by 1921. Residents discovered that it would be more beneficial to be near the new railway branch to Harbour Grace and the main road linking to Conception Bay. It has been said that the name Georgetown may have derived from a prominent Member of the House of Assembly and resident of the community during the early 1900's, "George Gushue".

Population Demographics:

Total Population: 350

Industries/ Economic Activity:

• Residents commute to nearby towns for employment.

General Services:

• The community of Georgetown is a Local Service District where a committee is in charge of community services. This committee handles the collection of fees for garbage and community wells.

• Weekly garbage collection is offered to the members of the community for a fee of $120 per year 
• Use community wells for a fee of $84 per year 
• Fire Protection Services - Collier's Volunteer Fire Department

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $45,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $350 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment: $350 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane


• United Church, Anglican Church & Roman Catholic Church within 5 km

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Bay Roberts Detachment (17 km) - 27 Police Officers / 11 Vehicles. 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board 
All Hallows School, North River, Grades K-7 
• Coley's Point Primary, Coley's Point, Grades K-3 
Amalgamated Academy, Bay Roberts Grades 4-9 
Ascension Collegiate, Grades 10-12

• Public and Private Post-Secondary Facilities are available in Carbonear and nearby Bay Roberts
Keyin College 
College of the North Atlantic
• Canadian Training Institute
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL

Other Services:

• Bus Service to and from St. John's daily (one on TCH, one on Conception Bay Highway)
• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - Regional and provincial newspapers, Cable TV, Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Softball field, Playground, etc.) 

Commercial Services:

• Grocery Store 
• Beauty Salon 
• Bus company

For more information:

Dildo Local Service District
Dildo, Newfoundland
A0B 1P0


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