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Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Augustin 325, Route 138, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QUÉBEC Established 1691 Source: Google maps

The area was first settled in 1658, more than 20 years before the creation of the parish of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. The name Saint-Augustin was supposedly given to the parish in honour of the governor of New France from 1663-1665, Augustin de Saffray de MÉZY. The name Desmaures refers to the seigneury which was given to Jean Juchereau de Maure and his brother.

This residential suburb of Québec City contains an important industrial park. Its agricultural sector includes dairy and beef production and market gardening produce, especially berries and apples. Maple sugar is also produced.

Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures is known for its panoramic views across the river to the South Shore cliffs.

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Église de Saint-Augustin
325, Route 138, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QUÉBEC
Established 1691
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Église de Saint-Augustin
325, Route 138, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QUÉBEC
Established 1691
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View of Saint Augustin on the St. Lawrence (1837)
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Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada

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View of Saint Augustin on the St. Lawrence (1837)
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The development of Saint-Augustin began in 1647 with the concession of the seigneury of Maur to the brothers Jean Juchereau de Maur and Noël Juchereau Deschatelets.

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Read more about Noël JUCHEREAU DE CHATELETS
Noël died shortly after, leaving his brother to take possession of his seigniory on April 9, 1650.

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A first communal mill was built in 1672 where the outlet of Lake Saint-Augustin flows into the St. Lawrence.

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1691 - Église de Saint-Augustin established at Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures

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1691 - (Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures) The town was founded in 1691 by three families (Desroches, Racette, Couture).

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In 1816 a third parish church was inaugurated about two kilometers further north of the second church, a sign of the displacement of the center of gravity of the village. This church serves the parish to this day.

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1832 - The Parish of St. Augustin
comprehends parts of the SS. of Desmaure, Fausembault and Belair, and belongs to the ladies of l'Hotel Dieu at Quebec. It contains 4 concessions, those nearest the St. Lawrence the most populous. 4/ 5ths of the P. are under cultivation and 1/ 5th in wood. There is one school, supported by the parish, in which 50 scholars are instructed in French and English. Near the church, 130 ft. by 52, built on a point projecting into the St. Lawrence, is the small but pretty village of St. Augustin, consisting of 14 houses including an inn, through which the post road passe. The horses are of the Canadian breed and though small sufficiently good. Nearly all the grain grown is consumed by the P. The roads are not kept in good repair, and there is one bridge over the R. Cap Rouge. Both horses and oxen are used in agriculture. Some surplus manufactured articles are produced for sale. Although the soil is not generally adapted to the growth of hemp, yet is is in some degree cultivated. - The lands in... Read MORE...

1873
ST. AUGUSTIN DE QUEBEC, a post village and parish of Quebec, co. of Portneuf, 13 miles above Quebec. The village has 3 stores. Pop. 200; of parish 1,880.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Qué, Parish Municipality, pop 15 727 (2001c), 14 771 (1996c), 12 680 (1991c), area 85.78 km2, founded in 1855, is located about 20 km west of QUÉBEC CITY on the North Shore of the St Lawrence River. Its neighbours to the east are the cities of SAINTE-FOY and Cap-Rouge.

The area was first settled in 1658, more than 20 years before the creation of the parish of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. The name Saint-Augustin was supposedly given to the parish in honour of the governor of New France from 1663-1665, Augustin de Saffray de MÉZY. The name Desmaures refers to the seigneury which was given to Jean Juchereau de Maure and his brother.

This residential suburb of Québec City contains an important industrial park. Its agricultural sector includes dairy and beef production and market gardening produce, especially berries and apples. Maple sugar is also produced.

Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures is known for its panoramic views across the river to the South... Read MORE...

2023 - Whether you're a local resident or a visitor exploring the area, there are plenty of places to go and things to do in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures and the surrounding region. Here's a list:
La Route Verte: If you're into cycling, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures is part of La Route Verte, a network of cycling routes that span across Quebec. Grab your bike and explore the scenic landscapes, including the beautiful St. Lawrence River.

Parc de la Plage Jacques-Cartier: This park offers a sandy beach along the St. Lawrence River, making it a perfect spot for picnics, sunbathing, and swimming during the summer months. The park also features walking trails and a playground for kids.

Domaine de Maizerets: Located nearby in Quebec City, this historic estate and park offer lovely gardens, hiking trails, and a chance to explore the fascinating history of the area. It's a great place for a leisurely stroll.

Golfing: Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures has a couple of excellent golf courses, such as the Golf de la Faune and the Golf Le Grand Portneuf. These courses offer stunning views and challenging holes for golf enthusiasts.

Visiting a Sugar Shack: Québec is famous for its maple... Read MORE...


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