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Terrebonne, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Louis-de-France 825, rue Saint-Louis, Terrebonne, QUÉBEC Established 1723 Source: Google maps

Terrebonne, Quebec is a charming and historic city located just outside of Montreal.


The current City of Terrebonne, incorporated in 2001, covers 155.48 square kilometers, comprising the territories of the cities of Lachenaie, La Plaine and Terrebonne and along the Mille-Îles River.

The city of Terrebonne belongs to the administrative region of Lanaudière and is part of the regional county municipality of Les Moulins, but it is also in the Metropolitan Community of Montreal.

The city takes its name from the seigneury of Terrebonne or Terbonne, granted in 1673 on the banks of the Rivière des Mille-Îles to André Daulier Des Landes. The domination is attributed to him because of the fertility of the land.
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Église de Saint-Louis-de-France
825, rue Saint-Louis, Terrebonne, QUÉBEC
Established 1723
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Église de Saint-Louis-de-France
825, rue Saint-Louis, Terrebonne, QUÉBEC
Established 1723
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The city takes its name from the seigneury of Terrebonne or Terbonne, granted in 1673 on the banks of the Rivière des Mille-Îles to André Daulier Des Landes. The domination is attributed to him because of the fertility of the land.

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1723 - Église de Saint-Louis-de-France established in Terrebonne (gcatholic.org)
In 1722, the boundaries of the parish of Saint-Louis-de-Terrebonne were delimited and the first church was built there in 1734, the first manor a year later. Two mills - one saw and another flour are also built there.
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1731 - September 30, 1731 - Building of First armed warship in New France, at Terrebonne.

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1832 - TERREBONNE,
seigniory, in the co. of Terrebonne, is bounded N.E. by Lachenaye; S.W. by the S. of the Riviere du Chene and by Blainville; in the rear by Abercrombie and Kilkenny; in the front by the R. St. John or Jesus. - Two leagues in front by 6 in depth. Granted in 3 parts; the 1st part, Dec. 23, 1673, two leagues in front and depth, to Mr. Dautier Deslandes; the 2nd part, called Desplaines, Apr. 10, 1731, of similar dimensions to Sieur Louis Lepage de St. Claire; the 3rd part, Apr. 12, 1753, also of similar dimensions, to Sieur Louis de la Corne. This S. is now the property of the heirs of the late Simon McTavish, Esq. of Montreal...

The Parish of Terrebonne forms scarcely a third part of the seigniory. Three-fourths of it are conceded and the reaminder, viz. Le Grand Couteau, is in woodland, and being considered unfit for cultivation has no road across it. Almost all the lands fit for cultivation were conceded prior to 1759. The extent of these concessions was 3 arpents by 20, and the... Read MORE...

1835 - Terrebonne
The village of Terrebonne is the principal place, and is situated in the south-east corner of the seigniory of the same name. Population of the county in 1831, 16,623.

GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA by ZADOCK THOMPSON, A.M.January 1, 1835
The parish municipality was created in 1855.

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1873
TERREBONNE, a county in the S.W. part of Quebec, has an area of 345,302 acres. It is drained by the North River, which flows into the Ottawa, and otter small streams. Capital, St. Jerome. Pop. 19,591.

TERREBONNE, an incorporated town of Quebec, in the co. of Terrebonne, beautifully situated on the River Jesas (a branch of the Ottawa), 16 miles N. of Montreal. It has a Roman Catholic college, with 17 professors and an average yearly attendance of 200 pupils, a large Roman Catholic church, an Episcopal church, agencies of 2 telegraph and several assurance and insurance companies, saw, grist and carding mills, and manufactories of cloth, leather, iron castings and agricultural implements. It possesses unsurpassed water power; there are extensive limestone quarries in the vicinity Pop. 1,050.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1892 - Fire
At Terrebonne, Quebec, John Moddy & Son's agricultural implement factory, which gives employment to over 100 hands, was destroyed by fire last night, with its many finished and unfinished implements. The loss is $75,000.
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May 3, 1892
1895 - Terrebonne
Terrebonne, a town of Quebec, in the co. of Terrebonne, on the river Jesus (a branch of the Ottawa), 16 mi. N. of Montreal. It has a Roman Catholic college with 17 professors and an average attendance of 200 pupils, 2 churches, saw-, grist-, and carding-mills, and manufactories of cloth, leather, iron castings, and agricultural implements. It possesses unsurpassed water-power; there are extensive limestone-quarries in the vicinity. Pop. 1050.
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


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1906
Terrebonne, a banking town of Terrebonne co., Quebec, on the river Jesus (a branch of the Ottawa), 16 miles N. of Montreal, on the Canadian Pacific R. It has a Roman Catholic college, saw, grist and carding-mills, tanneries, and manufactories of agricultural implements. Pop. in 1901, 1822.
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
Terrebonne
Terrebonne, Qué, City, pop 80 531 (based on the 2001c), 42 214 (1996c), 39 700 (1991c), area 154.41 km2, inc 2001, was created by the amalgamation of the former municipalities of LACHENAIE, LA PLAINE and Terrebonne. Terrebonne dates back to 1853 and was first incorporated as a city in 1860 and then again in 1985, following the merger with the parish municipality of Saint-Louis-de-Terrebonne, created in 1855. The city is located about 12 km northeast of MONTRÉAL on the north shore of the Rivière des Mille Îles, opposite LAVAL. The name Terrebonne, meaning "good soil," dates back to the original seigneury of Terrebonne granted to Andreé Daulier des Landes (1653-1715) in 1673. The parish name of Saint-Louis recalls Louis Lepage de Sainte-Claire (1690-1762), the priest-seigneur who built the first manor house (1735) as well as the first sawmill and gristmill in Terrebonne.

Vieux Terrebonne is a veritable heritage storehouse. The historic buildings and landmarks of the old village... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Terrebonne:
Vieux-Terrebonne (Old Terrebonne): Start your visit by exploring the heart of Terrebonne, the Old Town. This historic district is filled with picturesque streets, beautiful architecture, and charming boutiques. Take a leisurely stroll along the cobblestone streets and admire the well-preserved 18th and 19th-century buildings.

Île-des-Moulins: This historic site located on the Rivière des Mille Îles is a must-visit. It's home to a collection of old mills and buildings that tell the story of Terrebonne's industrial past. The park surrounding the island is perfect for picnics and leisurely walks.

Manoir Rouville-Campbell: Explore the beautiful Manoir Rouville-Campbell, an elegant historic mansion. You can enjoy a guided tour to learn about its history, architecture, and the prominent figures who once lived here. It's also a popular spot for weddings and events.

La Maison Bélisle: Another historic gem in Terrebonne is La Maison Bélisle, a charming 18th-century house. It's open to ... Read MORE...

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