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Prince Edward Island: PlaceFinder Hunter River, Prince Edward Island

Hunter River, an unincorporated area, is located in Queens County in the central portion of Prince Edward Island, SW. of North Rustico. Its precise location is N 4621', W 6321'.

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

Aerial Photographs

Aerial photography courtesy of AirScapes. All aerial photographs are available for sale, as prints or slides; please contact AirScapes for details. You can also see a complete list of aerial photographs of the Island.

Dairy Farm

Dairy Farm
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Dairy Farm

Dairy Farm
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Hunter River

Hunter River
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Community Photographs

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

Harmony House

Harmony House
Credit: (c) 2010 Province of PEI
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Central Queens Elementary

Central Queens Elementary
Credit: 2007 Province of Prince Edward Island
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Visitors Guide Listings

Our Visitors Guide is a complete vacation planning manual.

The Geography of Hunter River


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

Click on the map link: Show Map

Driving Distances and Times

To find driving distances and times from other locations, consult the distance chart for Hunter River.

Statistical Information

Hunter River falls inside the Statistics Canada census subdivision of Hunter River. They have detailed statistical information available for the Hunter River 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 Hunter River (which can be somewhat technical, we admit):

Hunter River (Sett., P.O.) was adopted in Place Names of PEI, 1924. Confirmed 12 December 1939 on 11L/6.Changed to Hunter River (Hunters River P.O.-B. de p.)( Hamlet) 22 November 1966 on 11L/6.Name changed back to Hunter River (Hamlet) 4 January 1967 on 11L/6.Status changed to Locality when Hunter River became par t of the Community of Hunter River in 1974. Named after Thomas Orby Hunter; stationed at Rotterdam, 1746 as deputy paymaster for the English and Dutch troops; lord of the Admiralty, 1761.- PN of PEI, 19 25.

Information courtesy Geomatics Canada .

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