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L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada - Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-lÎle-Verte

L'Isle-Verte is a small municipality located along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, in the Rivière-du-Loup Regional County Municipality of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, Quebec, Canada. The name of the village refers to Île Verte (French for "Green Island"), a nearby island that is not within its municipal boundaries.

It is known for its lamb, fed in a salted marsh, a luxury product in Quebec.


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  • Jacques Cartier referred to the island in his accounts on September 2, 1535, when he was sailing up the river on his second voyage to Canada, he sighted Île Rouge and Île Verte.

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  • It was in 1653 that the governor of New France, Jean de Lauzon, granted his son Louis the seigniory of the Salmon River.
    Much later, on February 11, 1711, Jean-Baptiste Côté exchanged his two lands on Île d'Orléans for the seigneury of L'Isle-Verte and an era of agricultural development began which continued, with his descendants, for a whole century. Under the dynasty of the Côté lords, L'Isle-Verte built a reputation as a leader in the agricultural sector that continues to this day.

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  • As of 1713, the number of settlers was enough to justify founding the Catholic mission of Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-L’Isle-Verte.
  • In 1738, the very first flour mill was built on the Petit-Sault River (on the site of the actual Petit-Sault mill) (Isle-Verte).
    This is a sign that agriculture had become significant.
  • 1766 - Parish is established at L'isle-Verte
  • 1809 - Île-Verte Lighthouse is completed.

  • In 1819, Mr. Louis Bertrand, who made his fortune with the timber trade, became lord of the place by emphyteutic lease.
    Since then, Isle-Verte has developed in such a way that it is considered one of the most important industrial communities in Quebec.
  • 1828 - Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l’Isle-Verte becomes a parish
    On August 29, 1828, the parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste was canonically constituted and on February 12, 1835, Isle-Verte was recognized civilly.
  • Isle-Verte, in 1859 was chosen to receive the courthouse (circuit court).
  • 1895 - Isle Verte
    Isle Verte, eel vênt ("green island"), the chief town of the co. of Temiscouata, Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, 16 miles by rail below Rivière du Loup en bas. It contains, besides the county buildings, a large iron foundry, a carding-, fulling-, pressing-, and dyeing-mill, a flouring-mill, 5 stores, and a light-house in lat. 48° 3' 17" N. and ion. 69° 25' 10" W. Pop. 1134. The town is sheltered by an island of the same name, 6 miles long.
    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

  • On 23 January 2014, a fire broke out in a seniors’ home in L'Isle-Verte, a town of about 1,500 located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.
    Early reports suggested that the fire began after a resident was denied permission to go outside and smoke a cigarette. Of the 52 seniors living in the home at the time, 32 died. The fire ranks as one of the worst to take place in a seniors’ home in Canadian history.
  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in L'Isle-Verte:
    Visit the Saint-Léonard Church: Start your exploration of L'Isle-Verte with a visit to the Saint-Léonard Church. This historic church dates back to the 19th century and is a beautiful example of Quebec's religious architecture. The interior is adorned with stunning stained glass windows.

    Explore the Waterfront: L'Isle-Verte is situated along the St. Lawrence River, offering visitors beautiful views of the water. Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, relax on the riverbanks, and enjoy the serene atmosphere.

    L'Isle-Verte Lighthouse: Located near the marina, the L'Isle-Verte Lighthouse is an iconic landmark. While you may not be able to enter the lighthouse, it's a picturesque spot for photographs.

    Parc des Trois Bérets: This park is a great place for a family picnic. It features a playground for children and a walking trail where you can take in the natural beauty of the area.

    Musée de la Mémoire Vivante: Immerse yourself in the local history and culture by visiting... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorJean-François COTIN (9 April 1674, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 22 September 1688, L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l'Isle-Verte))
female ancestorUrsule BERNIER (13 May 1699, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola) - 11 January 1770, L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l'Isle-Verte))
female ancestorFrançoise CÔTÉ (29 April 1704, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul) - 31 March 1793, L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l'Isle-Verte))
male ancestorPierre CÔTÉ (1706, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 24 August 1796, L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l'Isle-Verte))
male ancestorJean-Baptiste THERIAULT dit GRANDMAISON (21 March 1716, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) - 9 April 1793, L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l'Isle-Verte))
female ancestorMarie Yvette GODIN (1718, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 2 April 1795, L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l'Isle-Verte))
male ancestorPrisque CÔTÉ (7 September 1721, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 17 May 1800, L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l'Isle-Verte))
male ancestorJean-Baptiste CÔTÉ (1721, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 2 July 1800, L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l'Isle-Verte))
female ancestorMarie-Madeleine MARQUIS (1726, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 19 September 1797, L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l'Isle-Verte))

Ancestors Who Were Married in L'Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorJean-Baptiste COTE (20 April 1732 - 2 July 1800) and female ancestorCatherine MIVILLE dite DESCHÊNES (23 August 1746 - ) married 20 July 1766
male ancestorJoseph ST LAURENT (10 April 1745 - 3 November 1807) and female ancestorReine COTE (1744 - 10 November 1807) married 13 July 1767
male ancestorPierre-Charles CLOUTIER (1744 - ) and female ancestorFrançoise-Elisabeth CLOUTIER (6 February 1747 - 11 July 1779) married 19 June 1768
male ancestorEtienne RIOUX (3 August 1750 - 10 April 1818) and female ancestorMarie-Rosalie CÔTÉ (1755 - 8 January 1794) married 15 January 1772
male ancestorPierre COTE (13 January 1749 - 1783) and female ancestorMarie-Scholastique LEVASSEUR (1749 - 16 May 1818) married 25 February 1775
male ancestorJean-Baptiste RIOUX (13 January 1754 - 7 May 1800) and female ancestorMadeleine CÔTÉ (15 October 1760 - 2 September 1826) married 27 January 1777
male ancestorJean-Baptiste COTE (26 May 1756 - 31 December 1830) and female ancestorMarie COTE (1764 - 17 July 1830) married 1 September 1781
male ancestorJean-Baptiste COTE (1726 - 21 December 1808) and female ancestorMarie-Scholastique LEVASSEUR (1749 - 16 May 1818) married 16 August 1784
male ancestorJoseph BEAULIEU (19 September 1765 - 2 May 1835) and female ancestorMarie Agathe BERGERON D'AMBOISE (1763 - 13 June 1796) married 5 January 1784
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