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History of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada

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(St-Johns) (Dorchester)

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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
A city located on the west side of Richelieu River, 21mi (34km) north of the US border. (45.305N/ 73.254W) It was named after the old french Fort St-Jean. It was previously known by the english name, St Johns, and before that as Dorchester. First incorporated as the Village of St Johns in 1848 and then became a town in 1857. It has merged with several other neighbouring towns including Iberville, L'Acadie, and St-Luc in 2001 to form the new city of Ville de St-Jean-Iberville. Shortly afterward the old name was restored to the new merged city.

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Protestant Cemetery
A non-denominational protestant cemetery located on the south side of Boulevard St-Jacques (Rte 219), about 1.4mi (2km) west of the river. (45.305N/ 73.273W) It consists of two areas, the older one on the east side at the corner of Boul. St-Jacques and Rue La Fontaine and a newer cemetery with all flat ground level stones on its west side. In the older cemetery, there is a section devoted to military burials, mostly airforce personnel from the nearby RCAF St-Jean Airbase, now closed.

Cimetière de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
A large catholic cemetery in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, located on the north side of Boulevard St-Jacques (Rte 219), about 1.4mi (2km) west of the river. (45.308N/ 73.275W)

St Johns
The older english name for St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. On a 1893 Post Office map, it was called St Johns East.

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~qcchatea/ placenames/

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  • 1666 - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu founded
    Grew from Fort Saint-Jean.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1748 - Fort St-Jean built in 1748 at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu by the old french regime as protection against the indians.
    It was located in the area on the south side of the city, that was occupied by College Militaire Royale until it closed recently. (45.300N/ 73.252W)...Read MORE...


  • 1775 - November 2 - American Revolutionary War - American invaders capture Fort St. John on the Richelieu River. St-Jean, Québec

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_2

  • ...by 1800 commodities were produced in smaller centres; for example,... Saint-Jean became a centre for earthenware production...

    richardjohnbr.blogspot.com/ 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html

  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
    Église de Saint-Athanase, est. 1822
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada

    Map
  • 1828 - Cathédrale Saint-Jean-l’Évangéliste established at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1836 - The first railway line in British North America connected Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu with La Prairie in 1836.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
    Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (St. Johns), Quebec - Richelieu River
    Published by: George Virtue 1842 for Canadian Scenery illustrated from drawings by W.H.Bartlett
    Artwork
  • 1895 - Saint Johns
    Saint Johns (formerly Dor'chester), a town of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Johns, on the river Richelieu, 27 miles S.E. of Montreal, at the...Read MORE...


  • 1903 - St. Johns Post Office renamed St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~qcchatea/ placenames/

  • 1906
    Saint John's or Saint Jean (formerly Dorchester), a city and port of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. John's on the river Richelieu, 27 miles SE. of ...Read MORE...


  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
    St. Johns, Que. Canada, Gouin Bridge. Pont Gouin.
    Postcard
  • 1914 - October 21 - World War I - Mobilization of the 22nd Battalion of Infantry of St. Jean, for service in France. St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_21

  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
    Saint Jean sur Richelieu (St John's) Quebec Canada Grand Trunk Railway Station
    Postcard
  • 1929 - October 19 - Fire destroys Le Collège de St-Jean. St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_19

  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
    Yacht Club, St. Johns, Que.
    Postcard
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
    Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qué, City, pop 37 386 (2001c), 36 435 (1996c), 37 607 (1991c), area 47.06 km2, inc 1856, is located on the west bank of the ...Read MORE...




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Église de Saint-Athanase, est. 1822
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
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Map



Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (St. Johns), Quebec - Richelieu River
Published by: George Virtue 1842 for Canadian Scenery illustrated from drawings by W.H.Bartlett
Artwork

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
St. Johns, Que. Canada, Gouin Bridge. Pont Gouin.
Postcard

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Saint Jean sur Richelieu (St John's) Quebec Canada Grand Trunk Railway Station
Postcard

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Yacht Club, St. Johns, Que.
Postcard
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  • 1666 - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu founded
    Grew from Fort Saint-Jean.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1748 - Fort St-Jean built in 1748 at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu by the old french regime as protection against the indians.
    It was located in the area on the south side of the city, that was occupied by College Militaire Royale until it closed recently. (45.300N/ 73.252W)... Read MORE...

  • 1775 - November 2 - American Revolutionary War - American invaders capture Fort St. John on the Richelieu River. St-Jean, Québec

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_2
  • ...by 1800 commodities were produced in smaller centres; for example,... Saint-Jean became a centre for earthenware production...

    richardjohnbr.blogspot.com/ 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html
  • 1828 - Cathédrale Saint-Jean-l’Évangéliste established at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1836 - The first railway line in British North America connected Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu with La Prairie in 1836.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Saint Johns
    Saint Johns (formerly Dor'chester), a town of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Johns, on the river Richelieu, 27 miles S.E. of Montreal, at the... Read MORE...

  • ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QUEBEC, CANADA


    ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU_QUEBEC_CANADA (www.youtube.com)
  • 1903 - St. Johns Post Office renamed St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~qcchatea/ placenames/
  • 1906
    Saint John's or Saint Jean (formerly Dorchester), a city and port of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. John's on the river Richelieu, 27 miles SE. of ... Read MORE...

  • 1914 - October 21 - World War I - Mobilization of the 22nd Battalion of Infantry of St. Jean, for service in France. St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_21
  • 1929 - October 19 - Fire destroys Le Collège de St-Jean. St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_19
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
    Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qué, City, pop 37 386 (2001c), 36 435 (1996c), 37 607 (1991c), area 47.06 km2, inc 1856, is located on the west bank of the ... Read MORE...

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