Hampton is nestled on the Lower Saint John River System, 30 km northeast of the City of Saint John, Canada's first and New Brunswick's largest city. Hampton is a small, friendly community with many points of interest and beautiful natural scenery. The rolling hills, water ways, world renowned marsh area, farmland and wildlife will be a highlight for every visitor.
The Town has a rich heritage and culture, boasting such historical buildings as the Court House, Kings County Gaol, Saint Paul's Church and Loyalist Burial Ground and many Heritage Homes.
The Kings County Museum, located in the Centennial Building, is operated by the Kings County Historical and Archival Society and open to the public. It houses an extensive collection of artifacts related to past life in Kings County and elsewhere. The Museum also provides genealogy services for residents and visitors.
The Kennebecasis River flows through Hampton, and provides an excellent opportunity for boating enthusiasts with an easily accessible public launch. Anglers can enjoy fishing for salmon, striped bass or smallmouth bass. Downstream provides access to the Saint John River.
The Hampton Marsh is recognized as one of the most fertile and productive wetland systems in New Brunswick. These wetlands are located along the Kennebecasis River within and around the communities of Hampton, Quispamsis and Nauwigewauk, covering approximately 2000 hectares. Wetlands support the most diverse wildlife communities of any natural habitats for such waterfowl as black ducks, blue winged teal, wood ducks, mallards and shovellers as well as nesting habitat for other marsh birds such as rails, yellow throats and bitterns. Birds and mammals including eagles, osprey, swallows, blackbirds, several species of crane, moose, beaver, muskrat and otter also use these wetlands as foraging areas.
Visit our large genealogy research collection, including the Death Certificates on microfilm: 1920 - 1935 for Kings, Queens, Albert, and Westmorland Counties...