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Saint-Constant, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Constant 242, rue Saint-Pierre, Saint-Constant, QUÉBEC Established 1752 Source: Google maps

Saint-Constant is located some 30 km south of MONTRÉAL, on the South Shore of the St Lawrence River.

The early settlement of Saint-Constant dates back to the mid-18th century, even though the parish of Saint-Constant-de-la-Prairie-de-la-Magdeleine was only officially created in 1841. The parish got its name from Constant Le Marchand de Lignery (1663-1731), a well-known French officer who came to Canada in 1687. His son Jacques was in charge of the mission at Saint-Constant for a number of years. The small parish suddenly came into its own when the railway reached it in the 1850s. Saint-Constant and neighbouring Delson soon became important railway centres on the lines linking New York and Montréal. It was incorporated as a parish municipality in 1855... www.thecanadianencylopedia.ca

St-Constant
A town or city located on the south shore of the St-Lawrence River, 4.2mi (6.7km) southwest of Laprairie, on the south of Ville Ste-Catherine. (45.38N/ 73.58W) Named for Constant Cartier.

St-Constant Baptist Cemetery
A small cemetery located on the east side of the Chemin de la Petite-Côte, (2.3km) SW of St-Constant. (45.351N/ 73.546W)

Cimetière de St-Constant
A catholic cemetery located in the Town of St-Constant. It is situated one block to the east of the parish church, bounded by Rue de la Fabrique, Rue St-Joseph and Montèe Lasalline. (45.364NN/ 73.567W)

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Église de Saint-Constant
242, rue Saint-Pierre, Saint-Constant, QUÉBEC
Established 1752
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Église de Saint-Constant
242, rue Saint-Pierre, Saint-Constant, QUÉBEC
Established 1752
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1725 - Early settlement of Saint-Constant took place in 1725 as a result of the opening of the St. Pierre concession.
The first European families settled in Saint-Constant in 1725. Twenty-five years later, in 1750, the parish of Côte Saint-Pierre was created and a chapel was erected there. At the time, these lands belonged to the seigneury of Sault-Saint-Louis.
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1752 - Église de Saint-Constant established at Saint-Constant
According to a local legend, in 1750, during the blessing of the chapel, it was named in honor of Saint Constant in order to commemorate the memory of Constant Le Marchand de Lignery, father of the parish priest of the neighboring parish of the Nativity. -of-the-Holy-Virgin. This parish priest, Mr. Jacques Le Marchand de Lignery, appreciated by the parishioners, was a legendary figure over a large territory that included the most remote concessions such as Saint-Constant and Saint-Philippe.
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1832 - The church of the Parish of St. Constant
is near the R. La Torture in the N.E. division of this S. (La Salle). At least one-half of the lands of this parish were conceded before 1759 on the following terms, viz. each far, measuring 3 arpents by 30 or thereabouts, was rented at 1, 1 1/ 2 or at most 2 bushels of wheat, with 40,50,60 or 80 sols tournois, according to the length, breadth or even the situation of the conceded lands. Many inhabitants of the parish are desirous and able to erect new settlements, provided they could obtain lands near their relatives and friends or not far distant from them; the greater part of these young persons, instead of traveling in the spring to other countries, and living during the winter like vagabonds, spending the produce of their travels at public-houses in default of better occupation, would prefer taking farms in the seigniories and would zealously attach themselves to the cultivation of their lands; and there are certainly excellent lands fit for that purpose in the vicinity, for the... Read MORE...

1854 - The St-Constant Post Office opens

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1873
ST. CONSTANT, a post village and parish in Laprairie co, Que., on Little River St. Pierre. 6 miles from Laprairie. Pop. 1,893.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
After the construction of the Canadian Northern and Canadian Pacific railways in the last quarter of the 19th century, the village became a resort.
In 1973, the development of several residential projects led to the establishment of Saint-Constant as a city.
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Saint-Constant
Saint-Constant, Qué, City, pop 23 957 (2006c), 22 577 (2001c), inc 1973. Saint-Constant is located some 30 km south of MONTRÉAL, on the South Shore of the St Lawrence River.

The early settlement of Saint-Constant dates back to the mid-18th century, even though the parish of Saint-Constant-de-la-Prairie-de-la-Magdeleine was only officially created in 1841. The parish got its name from Constant Le Marchand de Lignery (1663-1731), a well-known French officer who came to Canada in 1687. His son Jacques was in charge of the mission at Saint-Constant for a number of years. The small parish suddenly came into its own when the railway reached it in the 1850s. Saint-Constant and neighbouring Delson soon became important railway centres on the lines linking New York and Montréal. It was incorporated as a parish municipality in 1855.

Saint-Constant is now the site of one of North America's better-known railway museums, Museé ferroviaire canadien, a prestigious collection of 130 railway... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a mix of places to go and things to do in and around Saint-Constant:
Parc des Éclusiers (Locks Park): This beautiful park is situated along the Chambly Canal and offers a lovely place for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. You can watch boats navigate through the locks, and the park is especially charming in the spring and summer when flowers are in full bloom.

Chambly Canal National Historic Site: Just a short drive from Saint-Constant, this historic site is a must-visit. You can take a bike ride or a walk along the canal's towpath, offering scenic views and an opportunity to learn about the area's rich history.

Fort Chambly: This historic fort is also nearby in Chambly. It dates back to the 18th century and has been restored to its former glory. Explore the fort's well-preserved grounds and learn about its significance in the region's history.

Parc de la Voie Maritime: Located in Sainte-Catherine, a neighboring town, this park features a picturesque view of the St. Lawrence River and the Saint-Lawrence Seaway. It's a great place for a relaxing... Read MORE...

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