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Prince Edward Island: PlaceFinder Covehead, Prince Edward Island

Covehead, an incorporated area under the community of n.shore, is located in Queens County in the central portion of Prince Edward Island, N. of Charlottetown. Its precise location is N 4623', W 6307'.

This page is a comprehensive index of all of the information on our website related to Covehead. You can also search for information on other communities.

Community Photographs

Our community photographs collection includes selected photos of schools, churches, parks, and other public buildings, areas and events. .


Credit: 2004 Robbie King
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Barachois in front of Covehead lighthouse

Barachois in front of Covehead lighthouse
Credit: 2012 Judy Profitt
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Lobster trap- Covehead

Lobster trap- Covehead
Credit: 2012 Steve Dignan
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Covehead Lighthouse

Covehead Lighthouse
Credit: 2012 Steve Dignan
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Visitors Guide Listings

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The Geography of Covehead


You can use our interactive maps to display maps of Covehead and area.

Click on the map link: Show Map

Statistical Information

Covehead falls inside the Statistics Canada census subdivision of Lot 34. They have detailed statistical information available for the Lot 34 census subdivision for the following categories: Education,Ethnicity,Family,Income,Labour Force,Population, and Shelter.

Information courtesy Statistics Canada.

History of the Name

The official history of the geographic name Covehead (which can be somewhat technical, we admit):

Covehead (Sett.) was adopted in Place Names of PEI, 1925.Confirmed 12 December 1939 on 11L/6.Status changed to Locality when Covehead became part of the Community of North Shore in 1974. 'The name seems to have been applied first to describe a settlement at the "head of the cove" or bay.' - PN of PEI, 1925.Covehead (P.O.) operated from 1851 to 1883.

Information courtesy Geomatics Canada .

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