Beaver River

Beaver River was originally named Elsetcook which was a Micmac word meaning “Flowing by high banks”. The first settlers, who rarely accepted outsiders to their settlement, had last names such as: Landers, Pitman, Sanders, Crosby, Patten, Cann, Goudey, Perry, Jeffrey, Tedford, Corning, Killam, Trask, Blackadar, Byrnes, Phillips, Kelley, Porter, and Sollows (List from “Brown’s History of Yarmouth County”), of which many are still quite common.