New Ross Fun Facts!

  • The famous American poet and distinguished New York preacher Robert Norwood (1874 – 1932) was born inRobert Norwood (1874 – 1932) New Ross; a monument has been erected in his honour on the grounds at New Ross Consolidated School

  • The Forties is named to recognize the 40 lots of land originally laid out for settlement there
  • The “New Ross Castle” is an intriguing archaeological ruin of stonewalls and has been the subject of fascinating interpretations in several books. They may be Viking or they may be a refuge built for an English king around 1600, or they may have connections with Henry Sinclair, the Templar Knight and the Holy Grail
  • The monument at the New Ross Royal Canadian Legion is said to be Nova Scotia’s first memorial to the dead of WW1, honouring 80 volunteers from the New Ross area
  • The Anglican Church at Charing Cross has a set of Eucharistic Vestments said to be the second oldest in the Anglican Church of Canada.
  • New Ross Castle

    New Ross Castle

    On the Forties Road, at the entrance to the Baptist Cemetery, a monument marks the site of the first Baptist Meeting House, constructed circa 1855 and the first roots of the present day congregation in the community

  • On the New Russell Road, the swift flowing Mill Brook contains the ruins of a man made waterway used for a grist mill, just below the highway bridge
  • The Farmers Association Annual two day New Ross Community Fair has run continuously since it was started back in 1944, missing only one year in 2020 due to the pandemic.
  • Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, the first Roman Catholic Church in Lunenburg County was built in 1828; the current church, built on the same site was erected in 1877
  • The village is named after Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave, whose second title derives its name from New RossIreland.
  • New Ross was the end-point for construction of the Western segment of the Annapolis Road which was intended to eventually reach Halifax. However construction was never completed.
  • The New Ross Lions Park, just north of the Ross Farm on Highway 12, resulted from combined efforts of the Regional Development Society and the local Lions Club; it offers a picnic area and an attached walking trail system, skirting the shore of Lake Lawson.