History of Bible Hill

Bible Hill 1800s

The Naming of the Village

Matthew Archibald was the son of an early British settler in Bible Hill. Matthew was a very pious man who used the Bible regularly, the only book in his home, his constant companion. His use of the Bible, his manner, his house on the hill, all added to people calling the area “Bible Hill”.  The name stuck and has remained to this day.

And of Holy Well Park

Just below Matthew’s home on what is now Main Street was a spring of pure sweet water. Legend has it that the Acadians used the spring as a place to baptize their babies. After the Expulsion of the Acadians, the British settlers found a French Bible near the well, and gave the well the name "Holy Well". And a photo gallery ......

Photo Gallery

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