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Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan 1188, rue Principale, Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, QUÉBEC Established 1787 Source: Google maps

The municipality of Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan is located in the administrative region of Lanaudière, 40 kilometers north of Montreal, at the beginning of the Lower Laurentians. This municipality of the MRC de Montcalm occupies a territory of nearly 79 square kilometers.

The village owes its name to its founder Mr. Paul Roch de Saint-Ours.

It is an agricultural municipality with market gardening, cereal and livestock farms. In Saint-Roch is a well-known cheese dairy, the Suisse Normande cheese dairy.

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Église de Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan
1188, rue Principale, Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, QUÉBEC
Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan
1188, rue Principale, Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, QUÉBEC
Established 1787
Source: Google maps

Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Québec, Canada


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1787 - Église de Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan established at Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan
The municipality of Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan was founded in 1787 on a territory detached from Saint-Pierre-du-Portage (the former name of the town of L`Assomption), although the first flour mill, a construction necessary to demonstrate the organized character of the territory was built around 1770 on the Masson peninsula.
At the beginning of the 19th century, between 1802 and 1804, a stone church was built there, one of the most beautiful in Quebec, which was destroyed by fire in 1958.
1832 - The Parish of St. Roch (L'Assomption seigniory)
occupies the centre of the fief; its handsome church and a few well-built houses round it are seated on a beautiful and well-chosen spot in a bend if the R. Archigan; this small village contains a good putlic school, for the establishment of which M. Raizenne, the cure, expended 500l. in the space of 10 years, endeavoring, not without success, to prove to his parishioners the advantages of education. Nearly half the lands in this P. are of indifferent quality. There is a mineral water, on the farm of Levy Martel, which has been known for more than half a century as only a saline spring; the salt extracted from it is as pure as that of Liverpool; it is said to be medicinal, and many respectable persons, who pretend to have tasted the waters of Saratoga and who have also drank of this spring, declare that there is no difference in the taste: it still increases in reputation.

Population 1036
Churches, R.C. 1
Cures 1
Presbyteries 1
Schools 2
Villages 1
Corn-mills 1
Carding-mills ...

ST. ROCH DE L' ACHIGAN, a post village in L'Assomption Co., Que., on the River Achigan, 11 miles from L'Assomption It contains a church, convent model school, 8 stores, and several saw, grist, and carding mills. Pop. 400.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - St Roch de l'Achigan
St Roch de l'Achigan, post vil., Quebec, co. L'Assomption, 18 m. from Joliette. P. of sub-district 2,290.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Saint Roch de l’Achigan
Saint Roch de l’Achigan1, sáN rosh deh là"shee' göN', a post-village in L'Assomption co., Quebec, on the river Achigan, 11 miles W. of L'Assomption. It contains a church, a convent, a model school, 8 stores, and several saw-, grist-, and carding-mills. Pop. 400.
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
Saint Roch de l'Achigan, a post-village of L'Assomption co., Quebec on the river Achigan, 11 miles W. of L'Assomption. Pop. 200.
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
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan:
Parc régional de la Chute-à-Bull: Explore the stunning regional park, home to the impressive Chute-à-Bull waterfall. Take a hike along the trails, have a picnic, and enjoy the tranquility of nature.

Église Saint-Roch: Visit the local church, Église Saint-Roch, to admire its architecture and perhaps attend a service if you're interested in experiencing the local community.

Ferme Guy Rivest: Experience rural life by visiting Ferme Guy Rivest, a local farm. Depending on the season, you might have the chance to pick your own fruits or vegetables, or simply enjoy the farm atmosphere.

Centre de la Nature de Lanaudière: Head to the nearby Centre de la Nature de Lanaudière for more outdoor adventures. This nature center offers walking trails, bird watching, and educational exhibits.

Parc Régional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles: Another beautiful regional park, Parc Régional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles, features waterfalls, hiking trails, and opportunities for... Read MORE...

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male ancestorEtienne TURGEON (13 November 1749 - 5 February 1829) and female ancestorJosephte GIROUARD (19 May 1761 - 1 August 1825) married 19 February 1787
male ancestorFrancois-Marie THOUIN (28 November 1735 - ) and female ancestorTherese BEAUDRY (23 February 1747 - 19 August 1795) married 16 November 1788
male ancestorJoseph BOISSEAU (25 October 1751 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Anne COURTEMANCHE (1765 - 30 April 1829) married 22 September 1788
male ancestorLouis FOURNIER (22 February 1759 - 29 September 1834) and female ancestorAgathe CIBERT dite BELAIR (SIBERT) (8 November 1766 - 5 December 1832) married 14 April 1788
male ancestorLouis GUILBAULT (27 August 1763 - ) and female ancestorJosephte DEZIEL dite LABRECHE (1770 - ) married 18 November 1788
male ancestorIgnace JANOT (1 August 1761 - ) and female ancestorRose (Rosalie) MORIN (15 January 1760 - 25 July 1833) married 30 June 1789
male ancestorMichel CHAPUT (5 September 1772 - ) and female ancestorAngelique ARCHAMBAULT (24 December 1775 - 3 May 1816) married 4 October 1792
male ancestorJean-Baptiste RITCHOT (24 June 1771 - 5 July 1821) and female ancestorMarguerite DESROCHES (15 April 1772 - ) married 21 January 1792
male ancestorBonaventure VENNE (1759 - 21 January 1849) and female ancestorMarie-Anne BEAUDOIN (14 March 1774 - 15 November 1841) married 10 January 1792

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