Bible Hill, Nova Scotia

Bible Hill, Nova Scotia

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Bible Hill, Nova Scotia

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Bible Hill (2006 pop.: 8,483) is a Canadian village in Colchester County, Nova Scotia.Nova Scotia Community Counts: It lies on the north bank of the Salmon River, opposite the town of Truro.

Bible Hill functions as a suburb of Truro with several residential subdivisions. The village is home to Bible Hill Junior High, Redcliff Middle School, Bible Hill East Court Elementary, and Bible Hill Central Elementary Schools and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.

History

The name Bible Hill is derived from a prominent hill which rises above the flood plain on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College on the northern bank of the Salmon River.

It was believed that the hill took its name from Matthew Archibald (1745–1820), the son of one of the first Irish settlers in the area. It is suggested that name stuck when Joseph Howe coined the term on one of his visits to this house on the hill.

Coincidentally, McCullough resided in the...
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