Facts About Oromocto
The town’s name is derived from the name of the Oromocto River; “oromocto” is thought to have originated from the Maliseet word welamukotuk which means “deep water”.
Oromocto was originally a shipbuilding town in the 19th century but went into decline after the industry closed.
Oromocto is the administrative headquarters of the Oromocto First Nation band government and the site of Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, which dominates its economy and modern history.
Oromocto was Founded on March 16, 1493.
The village was initially an Acadian village. During the Expulsion of the Acadians, the village was burned in the St. John River Campaign
Oromocto is a Canadian town in Sunbury County, New Brunswick.
Sgt. J. Montminy composed and arranged a song for the newly formed Town of Oromocto, titled “This Model Town.”
The Gagetown Military Camp (Camp Gagetown) opened in 1955 as the largest military reservation in the Commonwealth of Nations at the time.
Oromocto was Incorporated as a city in 1956.
Oromocto’s entire economy is dominated by CFB Gagetown.