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 46°21', W 63°21'.
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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.
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 .