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Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly)

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Where is Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada? 

Bécancour is a town in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada; it is the seat of the Regional County Municipality Bécancour. It is located at the confluence of the Bécancour River and the Saint Lawrence River, opposite Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

Bécancour's claim to fame is as the province of Québec's first amalgamated city; the town itself was created October 17, 1965 from the amalgamation of eleven municipalities. The city of Bécancour then became the largest city in Québec (as of 2003, the title belongs to La Tuque, Quebec). Bécancour is now divided into six secteurs (lit. "sectors"): Bécancour, Saint-Grégoire, Gentilly, Précieux-Sang, Sainte-Angèle-de-Laval, and Sainte-Gertrude. Bécancour, Saint-Grégoire and Gentilly, each located near the shore of the Saint Lawrence River, can be considered the main urban centres. Autoroute 55 intersects Autoroute 30 and Route 132 at Saint-Grégoire.

Gentilly is a community now part of the city of Bécancour, Quebec, Canada. It is one of the major population centres within the city.Wikipedia


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Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly) - Église de Saint-Édouard-de-Gentilly, est. 1825
865, av. des Hirondelles, Bécancour, QUÉBEC
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Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly)

Église de Saint-Édouard-de-Gentilly, est. 1825
865, av. des Hirondelles, Bécancour, QUÉBEC
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Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly) - Church - Gentilly
Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly)

Church - Gentilly
Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly) - Église du Précieux-Sang, est. 1903
7525, Route du Missouri, Bécancour, QUÉBEC
Église de Bécancour
Paroisse: Précieux-Sang 
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Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly)

Église du Précieux-Sang, est. 1903
7525, Route du Missouri, Bécancour, QUÉBEC
Église de Bécancour
Paroisse: Précieux-Sang
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1647 - Seigniory (Becancour) granted April 16, 1647, to Sieur de Becancour

1669 to 1672 - Becancour - The first French missionary contact with the local Abenaki occurred in 1669, and a permanent European settlement was established 3 years later.

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Becancour
Bécancour, QC, city, pop 11 134 (2006c), 11 051 (2001c), inc 1965. Bécancour is located almost...Read MORE...

1702 - Becancour - In 1702, a small fort was erected on the site to protect against Iroquois attack.

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1716 - Parishes of La Nativite de Notre Dame and St. Pierre de Becancour are established

Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White
1722 - Église de la Nativité de la Bienheureuse Vierge Marie established at Bécancour

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1802 - Église de Saint-Grégoire established at Bécancour

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1825 - Église de Saint-Édouard-de-Gentilly established at Bécancour

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1832 - BECANCOUR,
seigniory, in the co. of Nicolet, is bounded S.W. by Godefroi, N.E. by fief Dutord and by the...Read MORE...

1845 - Église de Sainte-Gertrude established at Bécancour

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1859
A seigniory lying along the lower part of the Becancour river (in Lower Canada); about 7 m. long...Read MORE...

1868 - Église de Sainte-Angèle-de-Laval established at Bécancour

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1873
BECANCOUR, the chief town of Nicolet co., Que., is situated at the mouth of the Becancour river, 5...Read MORE...

News  1892 - Becancour, Que. - The bridge across the Becancour river at this point was carried away by ice last night.

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Saginaw, Michigan
April 7, 1892
1903 - Église du Précieux-Sang established at Bécancour

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1916
Becancour, the chief town of Nicolet oo., Quebec, is at the mouth of the Becancour River, 80 miles...Read MORE...


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