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Sainte-Geneviève, Québec, Canada - Église Sainte-Geneviève, est 1834 16037, boul. Gouin Ouest, Sainte-Geneviève, QUÉBEC Wikipedia

In the 18th century, it was composed of Pierrefonds, L'Île-Bizard, Sainte-Geneviève, Roxboro and Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

In 1904, the Town of Sainte-Geneviève was split into two new villages: Sainte-Geneviève and Sainte-Geneviève de Pierrefonds.

In 1935 the two villages of Sainte-Geneviève and Sainte-Geneviève de Pierrefonds merged once again into a single village called Sainte-Geneviève. The name Pierrefonds disappeared, resurfacing on December 18, 1958, when the rest of the territory of the old parish became the City of Pierrefonds. wikipedia

The term Pierrefonds was proposed by the notary and deputy Joseph-Adolphe Chauret who had an imposing residence built in 1902 and who gave it the name of a town located near Compiègne, in France. The building was a replica of a castle in this town (in 1993, the castle of Pierrefonds was practically destroyed by fire). In 1935, Sainte-Geneviève and Sainte-Geneviève de Pierrefonds became a single municipality and it was on December 18, 1958 that the city of Pierrefonds was officially reborn. grandquebec.com




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Église Sainte-Geneviève, est 1834
16037, boul. Gouin Ouest, Sainte-Geneviève, QUÉBEC
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Sainte-Geneviève, Québec, Canada

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Église Sainte-Geneviève, est 1834
16037, boul. Gouin Ouest, Sainte-Geneviève, QUÉBEC
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1741 - Sainte-Geneviève and Pierrrefonds founded
The town of Pierrefonds was founded in 1741. The locality was then part of the parish of Sainte-Geneviève which included Pierrefonds, Île-Bizard, Sainte-Geneviève, Roxboro and Dollard-des-Ormeaux.
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1832 - The Parish of Ste. Genevieve (Seigniory Montreal)
is situated at the N.W. extremity of the island,opposite to Isle Bizard. All the lands were conceded prior to 1759, and the farms measured 3 arpents by 30 to 40, and pay annually 2 1/ 4 bushels of wheat and 2 livres 5 sols, ancient currency. No land remains to be conceded unless it be the domain of the seignior of Isle Bizard, which is 60 superficial arpents in extent.
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
1834 - Église de Sainte-Geneviève established at Sainte-Geneviève

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1873
STE. GENEVIEVE, a post village and parish of Quebec, co. of Jacques Cartier, on Riviere des Prairies, 5 miles from Point Claire. The village con-tains a church, a convent, and 6 stores. There are excellent mineral springs in the vicinity. Pop. 672; of parish 1,304.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - Sainte Geneviève
Sainte Geneviève, a post village of Quebec, co. of Jacques Cartier, on Rivière des Prairies, 20 miles W. of Montreal. It has a church, a convent, and stores. Near it are mineral springs. Pop. 1672.
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
Sainte Geneiveve, a post-village of Jacques Cartier co., Quebec, on the Riviere des Prairies, 18 miles W. of Montreal. Near it are mineral springs. Pop. in 1901, 735.
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
Pierrefonds
Pierrefonds, Qué, City, pop 54 963 (2001c), 53 151 A (1996c), 48 735 (1991c), area 24.90 km2, inc 1958, stretches along the Rivière des Prairies on the north shore of Île de Montréal about 25 km west of MONTRÉAL. The name Pierrefonds is attributed to Joseph-Adolphe Chauret, a notary who inscribed "Château Pierrefonds" on his gabled residence in 1902. Chauret was inspired by the castle of Pierrefonds in Oise, France.

History
Pierrefonds dates back to the founding of the parish of Sainte-Geneviève in 1741. Its boundaries have since been broken up into 3 municipalities: ROXBORO (1914), DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX (1924) and Pierrefonds. Pierrefonds was created when what remained of the parish after the 2 other municipalities separated merged with the village of Sainte-Geneviève (inc 1860).

Present Day
The area was predominantly agricultural until 1953 when housing developments began to replace farmland. Since incorporation, the city's demographic growth has steadily increased. It... Read MORE...

2002 - Sainte-Geneviève and Pierrrefonds merged with Montréal

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2023 - Here's a list of things to do and places to go in the area:
Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park: This large park is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. You can hike, bike, or just take a leisurely stroll. There's a beach for swimming, and in the winter, you can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Sainte-Geneviève Windmill: A historical landmark, this windmill dates back to the 18th century. It's a great spot for a little history lesson and some picturesque photos.

Ecomuseum Zoo: A unique zoo that focuses on the flora and fauna of Québec. It's a perfect place for families or anyone interested in the local wildlife.

Sainte-Geneviève Church: Take a moment to visit the local church. Many old churches in Québec are architecturally stunning and steeped in history.

Marché de l'Ouest: A lively market where you can find fresh produce, local crafts, and more. It's a great place to get a taste of the local culture.

Cap-Saint-Jacques Beach: If you're visiting in the summer, spending a day at the beach is a must. Pack a picnic, enjoy the sun, ... Read MORE...

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