County is located in southeast New Brunswick; bordered on
the north by Kent County, on the west by Kings County, on
the south by Albert County, and on the east by Cumberland
County, Nova Scotia. Click here
for a map of the county.
County was one of the original counties set up with the
creation of New Brunswick in 1784. Until 1845, it
included present-day Albert County. The shire-town
(or county capital) of the County is Dorchester.
Westmorland County is divided into seven parishes; from
west to east, these are: Salisbury, Moncton, Shediac, Dorchester,
Sackville, Botsford and Westmorland. The original
parishes were Westmorland, Sackville, Moncton, Dorchester
and Salisbury, as well as Hopewell and Hillsborough parishes,
which are now parts of Albert County. Botsford parish
was set off from Sackville in 1805. In 1827, Shediac
parish was formed from parts of Dorchester, Sackville, and
Westmorland. Albert County was set off from
Westmorland in 1845.