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L'Acadie is a town in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada, on the west side of the Richelieu River, across from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. It was about 30 miles (50 km) from Montreal, and about the same distance from the United States border at the head of Lake Champlain. *In 2001 L'Acadie merged with neighbouring Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, along with several other neighbouring towns and villages.

The area was settled in the late 18th century by wandering Acadians, after whom the town was eventually named. wikipedia

Cimetière de L'Acadie
A catholic cemetery around the parish church on Chemin du Cloche in the village of L'Acadie, along the east bank of the Rivière L'Acadie. (45.315N/ 73.348W) The oldest burials appear to be on the west side of the church and the newest at the east end. The church and presumably the cemetery as well, dates from 1801.

L'Acadie (St-Jean)
A village in St-Jean County, 4.2mi (6.8km) west of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. (45.315N/ 73.344W) It was called Blairfindie in the old times (c1800s). Other local names included La Petit-Cadie and La Nouvelle-Cadie. It merged with St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and several other towns in 2001 to form the new city of Ville de St-Jean-Iberville.

An old name for the Parish of L'Acadie. Named for Sainte Marguerite d'Ecosse and Blairfindie, an old name for L'Acadie. ~qcchatea/ placenames/
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L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie)

L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie)
Église de Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie
1450, ch. du Clocher, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC J2Y 1A4
Established in 1800
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  • 1768 - L'Acadie, Québec founded
  • News  1826 - Strange Robbery Attempt
    The editor of the Montreal Herald, has received an account of an attempt to commit a robbery at L'Acadie, but does not know the person who sent it,... Read MORE...

  • 1831 - Acadie had several prosperous farmers among its 11,419 residents in 1831 even if conditions for the majority were poor.
    Its seigneurs vigorously exploited their habitants and placed heavy economic burdens on both owners of land and tenant farmers. Habitant debt was a... Read MORE...

  • 1838 - Night Attack
    The habitans generally, of Beauharnois, La Prairie, and L'Acadie, were in arms on the night of the 3d, and attacked all the loyal subjects residing... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    L'ACADIE, a post, village in St. Johns co., Que., on Little Montreal river, and on the G. T. R , (Champlain division,) 20½ miles S.E. of Montreal. It ... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - Bad Wreck on Grand Trunk
    Three of Five Persons Injured at L'Acadie Will Die.
    L'Acadie, Feb. 1 - The Grand Trunk Portland Express was wrecked here today five persons being... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    L'Acadie, a post-village of St. John's co., Quebec, on the Little Montreal River and on the Grand Trunk and the Canadian Pacific- Rs., 20} miles SE.... Read MORE...

  • 2001 - L'Acadie, Québec merged with the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

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