Pilley’s Island NL

Pilley’s Island NL

Pilley’s Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, is a community of about 300 on an island named the same. The island is connected by causeway and is found between Robert’s Arm and Triton on route 381 in Green Bay South.

History Tidbits: Current day Pilley’s Island gives little hint of its long history. A copper and pyrite mine that operated in the late 1800s and then from 1902 to 1908 created a very healthy local economy at the time. By 1899 it had a population of 700, six merchants and a hotel. It even had the courthouse for the area. (See a photo of the mine site here, hosted by MUN Digital Archives)

community of pilleys island located on a map of green bay newfoundland

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Type of Local Governance: Town

Population: 294 (StatCan Census 2016)

Location: Route 380, Lat/Long (DMS) 49° 31′ 40″ N, 55° 42′ 57″ W (Decimal) 49.5277056, -55.7158528

Distance from Trans Canada Highway: 34 kms, approx. 28 minutes driving

Attractions
Pilley’s Island Heritage Museum

Facilities/Services/Churches/Social Groups
Dorset Collegiate (Grades 7-12)
Recreation Centre
Volunteer Fire Department
Children’s Playground
Pilley’s Island Citadel (Salvation Army Church)
Canada Post Outlet
Salvation Army Citadel
Salvation Army Moms & Tots (Facebook Page)

Gas & Convenience

Commonly Found Family Names
Simms, Strickland, Whalen

Pilley’s Island on the Web

 

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Pilley’s Island Heritage House Building #2

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TOWN PROFILES

GREEN BAY NORTH
Springdale
King’s Point

Rattling Brook
Jackson’s Cove-Langdon’s Cove-Silverdale (& Nickey’s Nose Cove)
Harry’s Harbour
St. Patrick’s
Coffee Cove
Little Bay
Beachside
Little Bay Islands
Sheppardville

GREEN BAY SOUTH
South Brook
Roberts Arm
Pilley’s Island
Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North (Long Island)
Port Anson
Miles Cove
Triton
Brighton