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L'Acadie, Québec, Canada - Église de Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie 1450, ch. du Clocher, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC J2Y 1A4 Established in 1800 Source: Google maps

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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Église de Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie
1450, ch. du Clocher, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC J
L'Acadie, Québec, Canada

Église de Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie
1450, ch. du Clocher, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QUÉBEC J2Y 1A4
Established in 1800
Source: Google maps

L'Acadie, Québec, Canada


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1768 - L'Acadie, Québec founded
The territory had previously been, around 1750, identified under the name of Petite-Rivière-de-Montréal, the original name of the L’Acadie river. The arrival of people from the former Acadie, now Nova Scotia, in 1768, gave rise to the names La Cadie, La petite Cadie, La Nouvelle Cadie, before Lacadie imposed itself in the middle of the 19th century.
1784 - Parish of L'Acadie is established
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, and therefore cannot vouch for it. The story is, that on the evening of the 8th, two men, with a weighty bag, called at Mrs. Le Roy's house, and asked for lodging, but she could not accommodate them. They then asked permission to leave the bag until morning, as they were much fatigued. To this she consented. The men carried the bag into a room where Mrs. Le Roy's son slept. - About 10, at night, the young man perceived the bag move - informed his mother, but she supposed it to be his imagination and did not examine it. The son saw it move again, rose, seized a gun, and discharged it at the bag, which aroused the family, who on examining the bag, found a Mr. Labarge, with his arm and thigh broken with the shot, and who acknowledged himself and accomplices had a nefarious design. About 2 A. M. his accomplices appeared at the door, but... Read MORE...

The first Quebec woolen mill was established here in 1827.
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 chronic problem throughout the region. The seigneurs undoubtedly contributed to levels of distress in Acadie and the seigneurial question became a political issue of major importance during the 1830s. 2010/ 10/ lacadie.html
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 in their neighbourhood, and either drove them from their homes or made them prisoners.
The Times
London, England
December 4, 1838
When it was officially created in 1845, this municipality bore the name of Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie – the same as that of the parish erected canonically in 1831 and civilly in 1835,
– in memory of the family of David Alexander Grant, a pioneer from the Scottish locality of Blairfindie who married, in 1870, Marich-Charles-Joseph Le Moyne de Longueuil (1756-1846), owner of the seigniory of Longueuil. However, part of the territory of Blairfindie belonged to this seigniory. Subsequently, the municipality took the name of the post office, in the form Lacadie (1926, whose spelling was corrected, in 1976, in L’Acadie.
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 contains a fulling and carding mill, several stores, an hotel, and a telegraph office. Pop. 500.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - L'Acadie
L'Acadie, a post-village in St. John's co., Quebec, on Little Montreal River, and on the Grand Trunk Railway, 20 miles S.E. of Montreal. Pop. 500.
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
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 injured, three of them seriously.
St. Albans Daily Messenger
St. Albans, Vermont
February 1, 1911
2001 - L'Acadie, Québec merged with the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
The current city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu was founded on January 24, 2001 following the merger of the municipalities of L'Acadie, Saint-Athanase, the cities of Iberville, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Saint-Luc.
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in L'Acadie, Quebec:
Explore Parc de la Voie Maritime: This park along the St. Lawrence River offers scenic walking and cycling trails. It's a great place for a leisurely stroll, a picnic, or simply enjoying the picturesque views of the river.

Visit Fort Lennox National Historic Site: Located on Île aux Noix, just a short drive from L'Acadie, this well-preserved fort offers a fascinating glimpse into Canada's military history. Explore the fort's buildings, tunnels, and exhibits to learn about its role in the War of 1812.

Discover the Chambly Canal: The Chambly Canal, part of Parks Canada, is another historical gem near L'Acadie. You can bike or walk along the scenic towpath and even take a boat tour to learn about the canal's history and significance.

Stroll through Old L'Acadie: The town itself has a quaint and charming historic district. Take a leisurely walk through the old streets, admire the architecture, and stop by local shops and cafes.

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