Kings County name change

A road in Kings County has a new name.

The New Brunswick Black History Society helped pick Harriet O’Ree’s moniker replace the name of Negro Brook Road.

Her name was chosen when it was found on a West Sussex census, done in 1851.

She was listed as being the 48-year-old (quote) “Negro servant” for Jacob Snider, a widowed American farmer living in Kings County with his kids.

It’s being suggested that the names Negro Point and Negro Point Break Water, in Hodges Point west side; and Negro Head in Lorneville, be changed; as well.