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Saint-Jude, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Jude Established 1822

Covering an area of approximately 78 square kilometers, erected as a municipality on January 11, 1835, Saint-Jude is located in the administrative region of Montérégie and is part of the regional county municipality of Les Maskoutains.

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1822 - Église de Saint-Jude established at Saint-Jude
Less than 20 km north of Saint-Hyacinthe, between Saint-Barnabé-Sud and Saint-Bernard-Partie-Sud, is the municipality of Saint-Jude, crossed by the waters of the Salvail River. The historical origins of this corner of Maskoutain land date back to the beginning of the 19th century with the arrival of a contingent of settlers and the first parish priest in 1822.
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1832 - ST. OURS,
seigniory... This seigniory contains 2 parishes and part of a 3rd, viz. St. Ours, St. Jude and part of Contrecoeur. - The Parish of St. Jude is lately erected and the church, 75 ft. by 40, is centrically situated on the S. bank of the R. Salvayle, and near it is the V. of Rochville having about 35 houses. All the lands in this parish are conceded, and all concessions have been made since 1759, and are charged 2 1/ 4 bushels of wheat and 5 livres 4 sols whole currency for 3 arpents by 30.

Population 1414
Churches, R.C. 1

A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
In 1843, part of the territory was detached and the municipality of Saint-Barnabé-Sud was created on these lands.

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In 1853 and 1875, two other lands were ceded to the parish of Saint-Marcel and the parish of Saint- Louis.

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1873
ST. JUDE, a post village in St. Hyacinthe co., Que., 13½ miles from St. Hyacinthe. It contains a tannery, saw, grist and carding mills, and several stores. Pop. 603.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1906
Saint Jude, a post-village of St. Hyacinthe co., Quebec, 13 1/ 2 miles N. of St. Hyacinthe, on the Quebec Southern R.
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
In 1908, Saint-Bernard de Michaudville was created from a part of Saint-Jude.

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2010 - Earthquake
On May 11, 2010, the earth opened up in Saint-Jude, swallowing up part of this Montérégie village. Rescuers have the lifeless bodies of a couple of their two daughters. The four family members were in the basement of their elegant country home cheering on the Montreal Canadiens when the landslide occurred. It left a large crater and it also swallowed three cars and a stretch of paved road.
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2023 - Whether you're a resident or a visitor, there's no shortage of things to see and do in Saint-Jude. Here's a list of places to visit and activities to enjoy in and around this lovely village:
Église de Saint-Jude (Saint-Jude Church): Start your visit with a trip to the village's historic church. This magnificent church, built in the 19th century, is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture. Take some time to admire its intricate stained glass windows and serene interior.

Parc Regional des Grèves : This regional park is a nature lover's paradise. It offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and scenic views of the Yamaska River. Birdwatchers will also appreciate the diverse avian population in the area.

Cycling: Saint-Jude is located near the Route Verte, a network of dedicated cycling paths in Québec. Bring your bike and explore the picturesque countryside on two wheels.

Fishing: The Yamaska River and nearby lakes are popular fishing spots. Cast your line and try to catch some local fish species, such as bass and trout. Make sure to check the fishing regulations for the area.

Le Parc du Village: This village park is a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll or... Read MORE...

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