Named Tide Head or "Head of the Tide"
because it sits at the point where the tide of the Restigouche River

Situated 5 miles west of Campbellton. Tide Head used to be
a village of CN Workers and Fraser Mill workers
But with the cuts here and there, it is no longer the case
Fred Sims was the agent at the CNR Station in Tide Head

It was incorporated as a local service district in 1954
it then had a population of 610 and became a village in 1968
Tide Head is one of the neatest, cleanest village I've come across
in Restigouche County

In the early 1900's there were many mills in the area and
what is left of an old mill can still be seen, nestled in the
bushes by the river side

The Booms which I speak of in the story of the "drive" of pulpwood
on the Restigouche River were in Tide Head
The wood in the booms were sorted and International Paper wood was
placed on rafts and sent to Dalhousie

The first settlers of Tide Head were Scotish. Most of them are buried
in the

"Old Athol House Cemetery"

in Atholville. Such as Thomas Barclay, James Aylett, Robert Adams
There were also the Duncans, Gerrards, Duffs, Adams, Christophers and Moffats

Thomas Barclay's house is still standing and owned by a descendant
Kay (Barclay) Leblanc. The foundation of the home is built with rocks
and mortar and walls are a foot thick
The Barclay home is not the only original home in Tide Head which is
still standing. The Moffat home is one of them. Bob Mair's home who once
was owned by Capt. Aylett is a gorgeous home also built around 1888
James Adams and his misses also built a home in the late 1880's which still
stands and is in good condition

Before roads were built, the mail had to go through back then same as now
a Miss Bessie Gillis daughter of Harvey Gillis delivered it by horse
to the outlying communities, once it got here by way of the river

Bob Mair and Alf Gillis were one of the first car owners in the village

This page was designed by Irene Doyle, May 1998