Lake Loon-Westphal-Cherrybrook

Westphal and Lake Loon are unincorporated suburban and rural communities located outside of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Some of Westphal is considered part of Dartmouth, and some of it is considered separate from Dartmouth.

Lake Loon, NS

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The area is bound by Lake Major Road in the east, Main Street (Trunk 7) in the south, and Port Wallace in the north. It is named after two Westphal brothers who became admirals in the British navy and who hailed from this part of Nova Scotia - George Augustus Westphal and his elder brother Philip. In April 2011, the communities of Lake Loon and Cherry Brook were defined by the municipality taking a portion of the nearby community of Westphal.

Cherry Brook is a predominantly African Canadian rural community with a few small farms. Most of the people work in the communities of Dartmouth and Halifax. The Baptist Church is the glue that keeps residents together.  In 1970 the community had an almost exclusively Black population of 700, though it is much smaller today.



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