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Plum Point
Population: 128
Contact:
Tel: (709) 247-2017
Services:
Yes ATM
Yes Cell phone service
Yes DSL/Cable Internet
Yes Fire services
Yes Garbage collection
Yes Postal services
No Town Water & Sewer Hook-up
No Water & sewer
Shopping:
No Campground
Yes Convenience items
Yes Food service
Yes Gasoline
Yes Groceries
No Pharmacy
Travel by road to main centres...
Corner Brook331 km(199 mi)
Deer Lake280 km(168 mi)
St Anthony139 km(83 mi)
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Plum Point was originally known as Old Ferolle, but the community's name was changed to Plum Point in 1931 to distinguish it from New Ferolle.

The community's first European inhabitants were Basque fishermen. They use Plum Point as a base for final preparations before their annual return to Europe from their summer fishery. It was later used by the French during the time that France had the French Shores in Newfoundland as a fishing room. In 1884, there were 30 settlers but the area was later abandoned and the next recorded settler was Henry Coombs in 1897. Residents of Plum Point relied on the fishery - mainly cod, lobster and herring for their livelihood.
 
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In 1928, the International Pulp and Paper Company began a pulpwood cutting operation in the area. The population of the town remained small until the 1960's when a number of families from Current Island and St. Genevieve Bay resettled here. These new residents combined with the completion of the highway along the Great Northern Peninsula, Route 430, in 1969 saw Plum Point become a small service centre for the area. These services include; automotive, gas, food and accommodations.

Community and business services Plum Point include a K-12 school, Viking Trail Academy. Health care is provided in Port Saunders at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, 110 kms south or Straits of Belle Isle Clinic Flowers Cove Clinic 40 kms north. Regional fire service is based in nearby Bird Cove. Additional community, recreational and business services are found in the communities in the St. Barbe area and south (110 kms) in Hawkes Bay, Port au Choix & Port Saunders.

Visitors to Plum Point and area have access to accommodations and a variety of business services. In addition, tourist can visit aboriginal archeological sites in nearby Bird Cove. There are also hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife and birds to see.
 
Facilities & Services
For Children and Youth:
· Canadian Junior Rangers
· Youth Centre
Government Offices/Organizations:
· CBDC Nortip
· Dept of Transportation
Museums & Heritage Facilities:
· Old Ferolle Interpretation Site
Public Services:
· Fire Department
Recreation Facilities:
· Ballfield
· Dart League
· Hiking Trail
· Soccer Field
· Softball Field
· St. Margaretís Cross Country Ski Trail
Religious Institutions:
· Fellowship Gathering
· The Advent Anglican Church
Schools:
· Viking Trail Academy (K-12)
More Shopping:
· Accommodations
· Building Supplies & Hardware
· Construction Services and Contractors
· Office Supplies
Volunteer Service Groups:
· Anglican Church Women
· St. Barbe Development Association
 
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