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Vaudreuil, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Michel 414, av. Saint-Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QUÉBEC Established 1773 Source: Google maps

The area was granted to Philippe de Rigaud de VAUDREUIL in 1703. However, it was his successor, Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, who fostered the settlement and development of the seigneury that he had bought from the Vaudreuil family in 1763. The FUR TRADE and agriculture supported the local economy.

Vaudreuil, named after its first seigneur, was made a municipality in 1845, but was abolished 2 years later and set up anew in 1850. Dorion had been set up as a separate village in 1891, splitting away from the village of Vaudreuil. Vaudreuil became a town in 1963 when it amalgamated with the parish municipality of Saint-Michel-de-Vaudreuil whereas Dorion's municipal status was raised much earlier in 1916. The name Dorion recalls Antoine-Aimé DORION, the flamboyant politician who followed Louis-Joseph Papineau as leader of the PARTI ROUGE and who was a prominent opponent of Confederation...

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Église de Saint-Michel
414, av. Saint-Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QUÉBEC
Established 1773
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Église de Saint-Michel
414, av. Saint-Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QUÉBEC
Established 1773
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Ottawa River - Vaudreuil, near Montreal
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1702 - Seigniory (Vaudreuil) Granted, Oct. 12, 1702, to Mr. de Vaudreuil.
The seigneury of Vaudreuil-Soulanges was granted to Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil in 1702, but under the French regime, there were only 90 settler families there.
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1713 – Jurisdiction of the Government of Montreal begins to the west of Maskinongé, Quebec and Yamaska and ends at the extremity of the inhabited area, namely fort Saint-Jean, Châteauguay and Vaudreuil

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1763 - Seigneury sold
1763 (April 2) Sale of her share of the seigneury of Vaudreuil by Louise-Thérèse Fleury de la Gorgendière, in the name of her husband, Pierre-François Rigaud de Vaudreuil, to Michel Chartier de Lotbinière. (April 12) Sale of their share of the seigneury by Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil and his wife, Jeanne-Charlotte Fleury de la Gorgendière, to Michel Chartier de Lotbinière who built the first seigneurial manor there.
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Seigneury begins to grow
The development of the seigneury began around 1765, with the growth of commercial travel to Western Canada along the Ottawa River and after the sale, on April 2, 1763, of the seigneury of Vaudreuil by the wife of Pierre-François from Rigaud de Vaudreuil, Mrs. Louise-Thérèse Fleury de la Gorgendière to Michel Chartier de Lotbinière. At the time, several fur traders stopped in these places, and the seigniory took advantage of its strategic location to create a stable agriculture.
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In 1765, Michel Chartier de Lotbinière built a seigniorial manor.

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1773 - Église de Saint-Michel established at Vaudreuil

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1832 - VAUDREUIL,
seigniory, in the co. of Vaudreuil, is bounded N. by the Lake of Two Mountains; S. by Soulange; W. by Rigaud; E. by the narrow channel that separates it from Isle Perrot. - 4 leagues in front, and 1 1/ 2 league in the broadest part and half a league in its narrowest. Granted, Oct. 12, 1702, to Mr. de Vaudreuil, and is now the property of Robert Harwood, Esq. - This seigniory is in a very flourishing state; two thirds conceded in lots of 3 acres in front by 20 to 30 in depth, forming six different ranges, parallel to the Ottawa; the whole number of lots is 377, and of these 290 are in excellent cultivation. - This soil is good nearly throughout, and in many places of the best quality, producing grain and all the usual crops of the country. - Three small rivers, the Quinchien, Du Moulin and another stream, water it; in spring they are navigable for boats, but after the freshes have subsided even small canoes cannot work upon them. - Maple, elm, ash, birch, beech, white and yellow pine of ... Read MORE...

1837 - July 30, 1837 - Rebellion of 1837 - Patriotes hold illegal protest meeting at Vaudreuil

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The parish of Vaudreuil was incorporated in 1845 and the first assembly of Vaudreuil residents elected its first mayor, Mr. Hyacinthe F. Charlebois, on July 14, 1845.

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1873
VAUDREUIL, a county of Quebec, situated in the S.W. part of the province, bounded on the S.E. by the St. Lawrence River, and on the N. by the Lake of Two Mountains. It is watered by the River DeLisle and several other streams, and traversed by the Grand Trunk railway. Area 116,500 acres. Pop. 11,003.

VAUDREUIL, a thriving post village of Quebec, capital of the above county, on the River St. Lawrence, and on the G. T. R., 24£ miles W. of Montreal. It contains a church, convent, telegraph office, saw mill, 4 hotels and 6 stores, and in the vicinity are beds of bog iron ore, ochre, phosphate of iron, and sandstone. Pop. 1,000.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - Vaudreuil
VAUDREUIL, a county of Quebec, situated in the south-west part of the province, bounded on the south-east by the St. Lawrence, and on the north by the Lake of Two Mountains, on the G. T. R. and C. P. R. It is watered by the River DeLisle and several other streams. Area 117,034 acres. Pop. in 1871, 11,003; 1891, 10,792.
Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895
1906
Vaudreuil, a post-village of Quebec, capital of Vaudreuil co., on the river St. Lawrence, 24 miles W. of MOntral. Pop. in 1901, 385.
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
Vaudreuil-Dorion
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Qué, City, pop 25 789 (2006c), 19 920 (2001c), inc 1994. Vaudreuil-Dorion is the result of the merger of 2 sister towns, Vaudreuil and Dorion. Vaudreuil-Dorion is located about 50 km west of Montréal, opposite PINCOURT on Île Perrot on the south shore of Lac des Deux-Montagnes.
The area was granted to Philippe de Rigaud de VAUDREUIL in 1703. However, it was his successor, Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, who fostered the settlement and development of the seigneury that he had bought from the Vaudreuil family in 1763. The FUR TRADE and agriculture supported the local economy.

Vaudreuil, named after its first seigneur, was made a municipality in 1845, but was abolished 2 years later and set up anew in 1850. Dorion had been set up as a separate village in 1891, splitting away from the village of Vaudreuil. Vaudreuil became a town in 1963 when it amalgamated with the parish municipality of Saint-Michel-de-Vaudreuil whereas Dorion's municipal status was raised much... Read MORE...

The new city of Vaudreuil-Dorion is the result of the merger of the cities of Vaudeuil and Dorion, which occurred on March 16, 1984.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec:
Vaudreuil-Dorion Waterfront: Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beautiful waterfront promenade. It's a serene place to relax, take in the scenery, and maybe have a picnic. The Parc de la Maison-Valois along the water is particularly scenic.

Hudson Yacht Club: If you're interested in sailing or simply want to admire some boats, the Hudson Yacht Club is a great place to visit. You can often see regattas and sailing events here.

Hudson Village Theatre: Just a short drive away in Hudson, you can catch a live show or play at the Hudson Village Theatre. It's a small, intimate venue with a vibrant arts scene.

Historical Tours: Take a step back in time by exploring the historical sites in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The Maison Valois and the Saint-Michel Church are great places to start.

Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional Museum: This museum provides a fascinating insight into the history of the region, from its early days to the present. It's a perfect place to learn about the local... Read MORE...

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