Real Estate in New Perlican, Newfoundland and Labrador
Learn More About New Perlican, Newfoundland and Labrador
New Perlican is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The town had a population of 188 in the Canada 2006 Census.
Black and gray shales of the Precambrian era underlie the town. The main soil is a stony loam podzol of the Turk's Cove series. The vegetation is a complex of coniferous forest (mainly Balsam Fir) and heath barren.
New Perlican is one of the oldest settlements in the province. the town was mentioned by name by Thomas Rowley, one of the first settlers at the Cupids Colony. According to his correspondence, he was making plans to move to New Perlican in 1619. We do not know if he did, but we know that by 1675 William Herfford and his family were living there. During King William's War, the village was destroyed in the Avalon Peninsula Campaign.
The site of the Hefford Plantation was discovered in 2001 and archaeological excavations have been conducted there every year since then. Artifacts from the excavation are on display at the Fred Grant Memorial Building located next to the site.