L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie) -
L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie)


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L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie) - Église de Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie
1450, ch. du Clocher, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC J2Y 1A4
Established in 1800
Source: Google maps
L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie)

Église de Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie
1450, ch. du Clocher, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC J2Y 1A4
Established in 1800
Source: Google maps
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L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie)
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Where is L'Acadie, Québec, Canada? 

L'Acadie is a town in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada, on the west side of the Richelieu River, across from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. It was about 30 miles (50 km) from Montreal, and about the same distance from the United States border at the head of Lake Champlain. *In 2001 L'Acadie merged with neighbouring Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, along with several other neighbouring towns and villages.

The area was settled in the late 18th century by wandering Acadians, after whom the town was eventually named. wikipedia

Cimetière de L'Acadie
A catholic cemetery around the parish church on Chemin du Cloche in the village of L'Acadie, along the east bank of the Rivière L'Acadie. (45.315N/ 73.348W) The oldest burials appear to be on the west side of the church and the newest at the east end. The church and presumably the cemetery as well, dates from 1801.

L'Acadie (St-Jean)
A village in St-Jean County, 4.2mi (6.8km) west of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. (45.315N/ 73.344W) It was called Blairfindie in the old times (c1800s). Other local names included La Petit-Cadie and La Nouvelle-Cadie. It merged with St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and several other towns in 2001 to form the new city of Ville de St-Jean-Iberville.

Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie
An old name for the Parish of L'Acadie. Named for Sainte Marguerite d'Ecosse and Blairfindie, an old name for L'Acadie.www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~qcchatea/ placenames/


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1768 - L'Acadie, Québec founded

www.wikipedia.org
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News  1826 - Strange Robbery Attempt
The editor of the Montreal Herald, has received an account of an attempt to commit a robbery at L'Acadie, but does not know the person who sent it, and therefore cannot vouch for it. The story is, that on the evening of the 8th, two men, with a weighty bag, called at Mrs. Le Roy's house, and asked...Read MORE...


1831 - Acadie had several prosperous farmers among its 11,419 residents in 1831 even if conditions for the majority were poor.
Its seigneurs vigorously exploited their habitants and placed heavy economic burdens on both owners of land and tenant farmers. Habitant debt was a chronic problem throughout the region. The seigneurs undoubtedly contributed to levels of distress in Acadie and the seigneurial question became a...Read MORE...


1838 - Night Attack
The habitans generally, of Beauharnois, La Prairie, and L'Acadie, were in arms on the night of the 3d, and attacked all the loyal subjects residing in their neighbourhood, and either drove them from their homes or made them prisoners.
The Times
London, England
December 4, 1838
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1873
L'ACADIE, a post, village in St. Johns co., Que., on Little Montreal river, and on the G. T. R , (Champlain division,) 20½ miles S.E. of Montreal. It contains a fulling and carding mill, several stores, an hotel, and a telegraph office. Pop. 500.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
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News  1911 - Bad Wreck on Grand Trunk
Three of Five Persons Injured at L'Acadie Will Die.
L'Acadie, Feb. 1 - The Grand Trunk Portland Express was wrecked here today five persons being injured, three of them seriously.

St. Albans Daily Messenger
St. Albans, Vermont
February 1, 1911
Added: 11/9/2010 2:20:46 PM - 1  Updated: 11/21/2017 7:50:53 PM - 1

1916
L'Acadie, a post-village of St. John's co., Quebec, on the Little Montreal River and on the Grand Trunk and the Canadian Pacific- Rs., 20} miles SE. of Montreal. Pop. about 200.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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2001 - L'Acadie, Québec merged with the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

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Added: 11/28/2014 10:20:45 AM - 1  Updated: -


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