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Pointe-du-Lac, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada* - Église de la Visitation-de-la-Sainte-Vierge de Pointe-du-Lac Parish founded in 1739, church built on this site in 1844, set on fire in 1882, rebuilt

Founded in 1738, the former town of Pointe-du-Lac is now part of the City of Trois-Rivières. The Pointe-du-Lac sector is located on the sandy point northwest of Lake Saint-Pierre, west of the center of Trois-Rivières.

It was in 2002 that the city of Pointe-du-Lac was merged with the municipalities of Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Saint-Louis-de-France, Trois-Rivières and Trois -Rivières-Ouest, to form the new city of Trois-Rivières.

Historically, the Abenaki lived in these places before the establishment of the colony of New France. They named this place Ôbômkôntek which means camp of the point of white sand. The current descriptive toponym describes the nature of the site. This name comes from the concession of the seigniory of "terre de la Pointe du lac St-Pierre" in 1656 from the governor of Trois-Rivières, Pierre Boucher to his son-in-law Étienne Seigneuret and Jean Sauvaget.

The place also bore the name of Tonnancour and the village of Sainte-Geneviève.

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Église de la Visitation-de-la-Sainte-Vierge de Pointe-du-Lac
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Église de la Visitation-de-la-Sainte-Vierge de Pointe-du-Lac
Parish founded in 1739, church built on this site in 1844, set on fire in 1882, rebuilt between 1882 and 1883.
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The first historical mention of this denomination dates back to 1656 when Pierre Boucher (1622-1717), governor of Trois-Rivières, granted his son-in-law Étienne Seigneuret and Jean Sauvaget the “terre de la Pointe du lac St-Pierre”.
The descriptive name evokes a sandy point overlooking the northeast end of Lake Saint-Pierre and on which the locality is built. about ten kilometers southwest of Trois-Rivières and about 20 km from Louiseville.
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1734 - Seigniory (Tonnancour or Pointe-du-Lac) Granted Nov. 3, 1734, to Sieur Rene Godefroi de Tonnancour

1738 - Parish of La Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Trois-Rivières, Pointe-du-Lac sector Founded in 1738

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1765 - Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac (Moulin seigneurial de Tonnancour) mill is built

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1832 - TONNANCOUR or POINTE DU LAC,
seigniory, in the co. of St. Maurice, is bounded N.E. by St. Marguerite and St. Maurice; S.W. by Gatineau; in front by Lake St. Peter and the St. Lawrence. - It contains fiefs Normanville and Souvaget., - 1 1/ 4 leagues in front by 2 in depth. Granted Nov. 3, 1734, to Sieur Rene Godefroi de Tonnancour. It now belongs to Madame Montour. - A reddish light soil on clay or marl spreads over the greater part of this seigniory; the front is sandy, flat and low, but towards the interior it gradually becomes better and higher, rising more abruptly towards the rear: flax flourishes well and the land is congenial to the growth of hemp. - All the grant is conceded in 7 ranges, of which 3 are entirely settled and a fourth in progress. The lands conceded prior to 1759 were rented at 20 sols per arpent and a capon. - The prevailing timber is maple, beech, ash, birch and some pine. - It is watered by part of the Petite Machiche, by the Riviere du Sable which turns 2 saw mills, by the R. St. Charles,... Read MORE...

1844 - Église la Visitation-de-la-Sainte-Vierge de Pointe du Lac built

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1882 - Église la Visitation-de-la-Sainte-Vierge de Pointe du Lac destroyed by fire and rebuilt the same year

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1890 - Pointe du Lac
Pointe du Lac, post vil., Quebec, St Maurice co., at E. end of Lake St Peter, 86 m. NNE. of Montreal. P. 500.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Pointe du Lac
Pointe du Lac, pwāNt dii làk, a post-village in St. Maurice co., Quebec, at the E. end of Lake St. Peter, 81 miles N.N. E. of Montreal. 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
1906
Pointe du Lac, a post-village of St. Maurice co., Quebec, at the E. end of Lake St. Peter, 81 miles NNE. of Montreal, on the Canadian Pacific R. Pop. 150.
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
2002 - Pointe-du-Lac merged with the City of Trois-Rivières in 2002.

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