George's Brook, the second largest community served by our school, is about 7
kilometers from Clarenville It was the first community settled within Smith
Sound when John Pelley settled there in 1862 and started a saw mill. The
population of George's Brook grew to about 25 by 1884 as more people were
attracted to the forestry. In 1888, Charles Pelley established a brick yard
managed by a Mr. Pittman and the community took off. Today, George's Brook
consists of about 500 people, 230 of which are under the age of 19. The main
business in George's Brook is the lumber industry. There are two main natural
landmarks: the town's fast flowing brook which runs throughout the community and
into the salt water, and "Greep's Nest Hill" which is visible when you
first enter George's Brook. This hill is said to have once been the habitat of a
rare bird called the Greep. Many of the people living here today are ancestors
of the earliest settlers; consequently, the preservation of the past is
important to the community.
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