• Post Office from 1831. Shire town of Restigouche County 1837. Town incorporated 1905.
  • Probably named by Sir Howard Douglas in 1826 for James Andrew Brown Ramsay, 10th Earl and 1st Marquis of Dalhousie (1812-1860), Gov. Gen. of Canada, 1819-1828, who visited there when the place was named.
  • In Mi’kmaq Sigadomkuk, possibly ‘place of bright stones and many shells’.