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A town of Lower Canada, on the r. bank of the St. Lawrence, 23 m. below Montreal.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 7 Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

"Verchères, a post-village, capital of the co. of Verchères, Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, 24 miles below Montreal. It has a church, a college, a con vent, 7 or 8 stores, a foundry, 2 tanneries, a saw-mill, and a grist-mill. Pop. 900."

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
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Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
Église de Saint-François-Xavier
596, rue Marie-Victorin, Verchères, QUÉBEC
Established 1709
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Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
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  • 1672 - Verchères founded
  • 1690 - Iroquois Indians attacked Ft. Vercheres but were not successful. index.php? c=academy &s=char-dir &f=devercheres
  • 1692 - Madeline de Vercheres saved Vercheres from a surprise Indian attack.
    1692 - October 22 - Madeleine de Verchères gathers about 20 local habitant farmers into her family's fortified home, Fort Dangerous, when some... Read MORE...

  • 1709 - Église de Saint-François-Xavier established at Verchères
  • 1818 - Church Destroyed by Lightning
    The Church at Vercheres, in the vicinity of Montreal, has been destroyed by lighting. 1800 pounds sterling, of the property, we understand, were... Read MORE...

  • 1832 - VERCHERES,
    seigniory, in the co. of Vercheres, on the south side of the St. Lawrence, is bounded N.E. by St. Blain; S.W. by Bellevue; in the rear by Cournoyer;... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    VERCHERES, a county in the S.W. part of Quebec, bounded by the St. Lawrence on the W. and the Richelieu on the E. Area 124,812 acres. Capital,... Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Vercheres, a post-village, capital of Vercheres co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence River, 21 miles below Montreal, on the Quebec... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - French Girl's Heroism
    To Madeleine de Vercheres a monument is to be erected and the parliament of Canada is to pay $15,000 toward the cost of the undertaking. Madeleine de ... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - English Sign is Spurned - Under Leadership of Priest French Canadians Post New One
    NEW YORK., May 18. - A dispatch from Vercheres, a village on the St. Lawrence, 30 miles from Montreal, says:

    "A demonstration unique in the...

  • Vercheres
    Verchères, Qué, Municipality, pop 5243 (2006c), 4782 (2001c), inc 1971. Verchères is 62 km northeast of Montréal, situated on the south shore of the... Read MORE...

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