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A 1762 settlement attempt by the British was unsuccessful due to the hostility of local Acadian and Aboriginal populations.
These settlers eventually erected a community downriver at what is today the town of Maugerville (pronounced "majorville").
The Fredericton area was first permanently settled and named Pointe-Sainte-Anne (later often anglicized to "Ste.
Anne's Point") in 1732 by Acadians fleeing Nova Scotia after the British took over the territory (1710).
The area of the present-day city of Fredericton was first used for seasonal farming by the Maliseet peoples.
French and English hostilities continued along the border.
Within weeks of an attack of French and Indigenous forces launched from Fort Nashwaak on Pemaquid, Maine (present day Bristol, Maine), the New Englanders struck back.
In 1696, an expedition under command of Major Benjamin Church set out to destroy Fort Nashwaak (present-day Fredericton).
) is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
The city is situated in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River, which flows west to east as it bisects the city; it is the dominant natural feature of the area.