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(St-Sebastien, Iberville)

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Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Sébastien 604, rue Principale, Saint-Sébastien, QUÉBEC Established 1864 Source: Google maps

The parish of Saint-Sébastien covers more than 91 square kilometers in the administrative region of Estrie, part of the MRC du Granit.

The territory extends over a long plateau, bordered to the southeast by Mont Saint-Sébastien. Perched at 500 meters, the municipality is one of the highest in Quebec.

The territory was originally populated by farmers from Beauce.

The granite industry has a major impact in San Sebastian and brings a significant boost to the local economy. San Sebastian is said to be the granite capital of Quebec and Canada.

There is MUCH more to discover about Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada. Read on!

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Église de Saint-Sébastien
604, rue Principale, Saint-Sébastien, QUÉBEC
Established 1864
Source: G
Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Sébastien
604, rue Principale, Saint-Sébastien, QUÉBEC
Established 1864
Source: Google maps

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The municipality of Saint-Sébastien was founded in 1855 and the parish in 1869.
1867 - St Sebastien
"ST. SEBASTIEN. A small village in the parish of the same name, county and district of Iberville, two and a half miles from Henryville ; four miles from Pike River ; and four miles from Clarenceville. Mails are received daily via Montreal and Vermont Junction railway and stage. A large amount of grain is raised in and about the parish. The village is in a prosperous condition, and is growing in population and wealth. There is one house of public worship, a Catholic chapel. Population of the parish, 3000."
The Eastern Townships Gazetteer and General Business Directory: A Commercial Directory and Guide to the Eastern Townships of Canada, Containing Also Much Useful Information of a Miscellaneous Character ... January 1, 1867 Smith & Company
ST. SEBASTIEN, a post village in Iberville co., Que., 6 miles from Des Rivieres. It contains an hotel and 3 stores. Pop. 300.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
The opening of the Québec Central Railway line in 1894 led to the erection of several sawmills along the Rivière aux Bluets Sud, which crosses the municipality of Saint-Sébastien in a north-south direction.
Saint Sebastien, a post-village of Iberville co., Quebec, 6 miles SW. of Des Rivieres. Pop. 250.
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 ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Saint-Sébastien:
Saint-Sébastien Church (Église de Saint-Sébastien):
Start your journey with a visit to the town's iconic church. This historical site not only serves as a religious center but also showcases stunning architecture. Take a moment to appreciate the craftsmanship and the peaceful ambiance inside.

Parc Régional des Appalaches:
Nature enthusiasts, rejoice! Parc Régional des Appalaches is a haven for outdoor activities. Hiking trails, birdwatching, and picnicking await you in this scenic park. Pack a lunch, lace up your hiking boots, and explore the beauty of the Quebecois wilderness.

Domaine Acer - Maple Syrup Heaven:
Québec is famous for its maple syrup, and you can't miss out on experiencing it firsthand. Head to Domaine Acer to learn about the maple syrup-making process, from tree tapping to the delicious end product. Don't forget to taste some fresh maple syrup—you'll never look at pancake toppings the same way again.

Maison de la Culture de Saint-Sébastien:
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada

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female ancestorMarie-Sylvie DUQUET (10 August 1791, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité) - 14 March 1876, Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada (St-Sebastien, Iberville))
male ancestorGuillaume DUVAL (21 March 1793, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes) - 11 August 1869, Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada (St-Sebastien, Iberville))
male ancestorPierre BREAULT (BRAULT) (15 March 1794, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie) - 19 August 1882, Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada (St-Sebastien, Iberville))
male ancestorJoseph LANOUE (15 October 1795, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie) - 26 September 1872, Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada (St-Sebastien, Iberville))
male ancestorGermain TALON dit L'ESPÉRANCE (27 June 1802, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur) - 13 October 1871, Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada (St-Sebastien, Iberville))
female ancestorAnastasie LANOUE (6 January 1803, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie) - 10 January 1870, Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada (St-Sebastien, Iberville))
male ancestorPaul KYROUAC (KIROUAC) (, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 26 December 1885, Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada (St-Sebastien, Iberville))
male ancestorCharles COTE (16 August 1808, Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas) (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) - 15 December 1883, Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada (St-Sebastien, Iberville))
male ancestorCharles LANOUE (24 April 1809, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie) - 17 September 1883, Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada (St-Sebastien, Iberville))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Saint-Sébastien, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorIsrael RAINVILLE (18 June 1858 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Osma-Simolapée LANOUE (25 December 1858 - 18 July 1917) married 7 October 1844
male ancestorFelix CAMPBELL (1844 - ) and female ancestorCesarine LANOUE (30 April 1847 - 9 January 1880) married 14 February 1865
male ancestorMedard LANOUE (4 June 1840 - 28 February 1906) and female ancestorAurelie DUPONT (28 January 1848 - 16 April 1910) married 14 February 1865
male ancestorSimon COTE ( - ) and female ancestorPerpetue COTE (9 August 1846 - ) married 6 February 1866
male ancestorJoseph LANOUE (19 February 1842 - 3 September 1897) and female ancestorPhilomene FERLAND (22 September 1849 - 13 April 1876) married 10 January 1870
male ancestorTheophile STE-MARIE (20 October 1845 - ) and female ancestorDelphine LANOUE (11 January 1852 - 28 February 1934) married 27 June 1871
male ancestorMoise LANOUE (24 July 1844 - 31 October 1908) and female ancestorClementine KIROUAC (1853 - 3 February 1940) married 22 April 1873
male ancestorEdouard DUPONT (5 January 1850 - 27 April 1927) and female ancestorMelina LANOUE (26 June 1855 - 18 November 1896) married 21 September 1873
photo of Louis-Michel BÉGIN Louis-Michel BÉGIN (29 September 1854 - 19 May 1898) and photo of Rebecca ROYER Rebecca ROYER (20 January 1864 - 18 April 1912) married 4 November 1878

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