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Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Marc 591, rue Richelieu, Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC Established 1792 Source: Google maps

The municipality of Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu was founded as a parish in 1792 and was legally constituted in 1855 on a territory of nearly 60 square kilometers in the administrative region of Montérégie. It is part of the regional county municipality of La Vallée-du-Richelieu.

Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu is a rural municipality with an agricultural vocation, rich in fertile land, with prosperous farms, sugar bushes and famous inns.

Historically, the municipality of Saint-Marc came into being as part of the expansion of trade in these places towards the end of the 18th century, when a large number of merchants from New York traveled through the region to support the inhabitants and established many warehouses all along the Richelieu. They bring back local products from hunting and agriculture on flat-bottomed barges, sailing barges (barges used to unload ships) which are steered by long pikes, as well as on wooden rafts pulled by horses from the banks of the river. We exported potash, barley cereals and peas and it was in these circumstances that Saint-Marc was born.

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Église de Saint-Marc
591, rue Richelieu, Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC
Established 1792
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Église de Saint-Marc
591, rue Richelieu, Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC
Established 1792
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1891 Electoral District of Chambly & Vercheres, Quebec
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1792 - Église de Saint-Marc established at Saint-Marc

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1873
ST. MARC, a post village and parish in Vercheres co., Que., on the River Richelieu, 31 miles from Montreal. The village contains a foundry and several stores. Pop. 500; of parish 1,117.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - St Marc
St Marc, post vil., Quebec, co. Vercheres, 31 m. from Montreal. P. of sub-dist. 1,036.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada
John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Saint Marc
Saint Marc, a post-village in Verchères co, Quebec, on the river Richelieu, 31 miles N.E. of Montreal. It has a foundry and several stores. Pop. 500.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott


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2023 - Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu is a charming place with a lot to offer. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around the area:
Richelieu River: Start your exploration with a visit to the Richelieu River. You can take a leisurely stroll along the riverbanks, enjoying the scenic beauty and perhaps even have a picnic.

Fort Chambly National Historic Site: If you're a history enthusiast, Fort Chambly is a must-visit. This stone fort, dating back to the 18th century, played a crucial role in the history of New France. Explore the exhibits and imagine the stories that echo within its walls.

Parc des Patriotes: A lovely park dedicated to the Patriots of 1837-1838, Parc des Patriotes is an excellent spot for a family outing. With green spaces, walking paths, and historical monuments, it offers a peaceful atmosphere.

Moulin Legare: Immerse yourself in the history of milling at Moulin Legare. This water mill, still operational, dates back to the 18th century. You can take guided tours to learn about the milling process and the significance of this heritage site.

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