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History of Granby, Québec, Canada

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The town is named after John Manners, Marquess of Granby; today it is most famous for the Granby Zoo and its landmark fountain of lake Boivin.

In 1792, Loyalists were granted permission to colonize the Eastern Townships. In January 29, 1803, the Executive Council of Quebec conceded the Township of Granby to Colonel Henry Caldwell and his 97 associates. John Horner, the first inhabitant who settled on the site of the current town arrived in 1813. Horner built a sawmill near the Yamaska River. Twelve years later, in 1825, he opened a general store with Richard Frost. Frost traced the official plans later that same year.

Granby became an incorporated municipality in 1816 and a town in 1971.

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  • 1832 - GRANBY,
    township, in the co. of Shefford, is bounded N.E. by Milton; E. by Shefford; S.W. by Farnham and N. by the S. of St. Hyacinthe. - The land is...Read MORE...


  • 1837 - Église de Notre-Dame established at Granby

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  • Granby, Québec, Canada
    Église de Notre-Dame, est. 1837
    252, rue Principale, Granby, QUÉBEC
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  • 1867 - Granby
    "Granby - A prosperous village on the line of the Stanstead, Shefford, and Chambly railway, in the township of Granby, county of Shefford, and in...Read MORE...


  • News THE DISASTER AT GRANBY - A BRIDGE SWEPT AWAY BY THE FLOOD - ELEVEN LIVES LOST.
    To the Editor of the Montreal Daily Witness:

    At 7:40 this evening the writer and others were standing on the bridge at Granby, watching the high...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    GRANBY, an incorporated village in Shefford co., Que., on the Yamaska River, and on the S. S. & C. R., 29 miles from St John. It has good water power ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Granby
    Granby, a village in Shefford co., Quebec, on the Yamaska River, and on the Stanstead, Shefford & Chambly Bailway, 29 miles E. by N. of St. Johns. It ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Granby
    GRANBY, an incorporated village in Shefford co., Que., on the Yamaska River, and on the Montreal & Ottawa Ry., 29 miles from St. Johns. It has good...Read MORE...


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    Granby, Que.
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    High School, Granby, Que.
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    College Sacre-Coeur
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  • Granby, Québec, Canada
    Rue Principale. - Main Street. Granby, Quebec.
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  • 1916
    Granby, a banking post-village and outport of Shefford co., Quebec, on the Yamaska River and on the Central R. of Vermont, 19 miles W. of Waterloo....Read MORE...


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  • 1930 - Église de la Sainte-Famille established at Granby

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Granby
    Granby, Qué, City, pop 47 637 (2006c), 44 121 (2001c), inc 1916. Granby, located on the Rivière Yamaska Nord, is an industrial crossroad of Québec's...Read MORE...




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Église de Notre-Dame, est. 1837
252, rue Principale, Granby, QUÉBEC
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Rue Principale. - Main Street. Granby, Quebec.
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  • 1832 - GRANBY,
    township, in the co. of Shefford, is bounded N.E. by Milton; E. by Shefford; S.W. by Farnham and N. by the S. of St. Hyacinthe. - The land is... Read MORE...

  • 1837 - Église de Notre-Dame established at Granby

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1867 - Granby
    "Granby - A prosperous village on the line of the Stanstead, Shefford, and Chambly railway, in the township of Granby, county of Shefford, and in... Read MORE...

  • News  THE DISASTER AT GRANBY - A BRIDGE SWEPT AWAY BY THE FLOOD - ELEVEN LIVES LOST.
    To the Editor of the Montreal Daily Witness:

    At 7:40 this evening the writer and others were standing on the bridge at Granby, watching the high... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    GRANBY, an incorporated village in Shefford co., Que., on the Yamaska River, and on the S. S. & C. R., 29 miles from St John. It has good water power ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Granby
    GRANBY, an incorporated village in Shefford co., Que., on the Yamaska River, and on the Montreal & Ottawa Ry., 29 miles from St. Johns. It has good... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Granby
    Granby, a village in Shefford co., Quebec, on the Yamaska River, and on the Stanstead, Shefford & Chambly Bailway, 29 miles E. by N. of St. Johns. It ... Read MORE...

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  • 1916
    Granby, a banking post-village and outport of Shefford co., Quebec, on the Yamaska River and on the Central R. of Vermont, 19 miles W. of Waterloo.... Read MORE...

  • 1930 - Église de la Sainte-Famille established at Granby

    www.gcatholic.org
  • Granby
    Granby, Qué, City, pop 47 637 (2006c), 44 121 (2001c), inc 1916. Granby, located on the Rivière Yamaska Nord, is an industrial crossroad of Québec's... Read MORE...

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