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Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, Québec, Canada

Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby is a municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec, located within La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality.

Before October 25, 2008 it was known simply as Saint-Alphonse.

It is located approximately halfway between Montreal and Sherbrooke.

In the 1800s, the region that would become Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby was colonized, but it would not known by that name until 1890. A one-room school was inaugurated on a land held by Georges D. Fuller in 1850 to educate the children of the area. In about 1855, Hungerford Mills, a sawmill, was constructed by Stephen Léonard Hungerford before it was sold to Joseph B. Hungerford, an American relative, who operated it for 15 years, until Thomas Ferguson took over; the mill was part of the Township of Granby.

Another mill (for flour) appeared before 1870, and it was around these two mills that the village of Saint-Alphonse slowly developed. Houses began to be built; the space was divided in four zones and many workers were hired to run roads across its territory.

Many of the workmen who built Saint-Alphonse also worked for the township of Granby.

The parish of Saint-Alphonse was decreed by Bishop Charles La Rocque of the Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, February 6, 1875.

On December 30, 1890, the municipality of Saint-Alphonse became a distinct and independent municipality after a petition by the residents of the Saint-Alphonse du Canton de Granby parish.

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  • 1875 - Église de Saint-Alphonse established at Saint-Alphonse-Granby

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  • Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, Québec, Canada
    Église de Saint-Alphonse
    307, rue Principale, Saint-Alphonse-Granby, QUÉBEC
    Established 1875
    Source: Google maps
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  • Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, Québec, Canada

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  • 1890 - St Alphonse
    "St Alphonse, vil., Quebec, co. Joliette, 57 m. N. of Montreal. P. 400. A gold mine is in the vicinity."
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker

  • 1895 - St. Alphonse de Granby
    ST. ALPHONSE DE GRANBY, a post village in Shefford co., Que., on the Granby River, 3½ miles from Angeline. It contains 1 Roman Catholic church, 2...Read MORE...




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Église de Saint-Alphonse
307, rue Principale, Saint-Alphonse-Granby, QUÉBEC
Established 1875
Source: Google maps
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  • 1875 - Église de Saint-Alphonse established at Saint-Alphonse-Granby

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1890 - St Alphonse
    "St Alphonse, vil., Quebec, co. Joliette, 57 m. N. of Montreal. P. 400. A gold mine is in the vicinity."
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • 1895 - St. Alphonse de Granby
    ST. ALPHONSE DE GRANBY, a post village in Shefford co., Que., on the Granby River, 3½ miles from Angeline. It contains 1 Roman Catholic church, 2... Read MORE...

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