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Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada - Église de l’Immaculée-Conception 2538, rue Immaculée-Conception, Saint-Ours, QUÉBEC Established 1650 Source: Google maps

Saint-Ours, Richelieu, Québec, Canada

The city of Saint-Ours extends over a territory of more than 58 square kilometers and includes approximately 1800 Saint-Oursoises and Saint-Oursois. It is located in the administrative region of Montérégie and is part of the regional county municipality of Pierre-de-Saurel, previously known as the MRC du Bas-Richelieu.

Saint-Ours is a resort but there are still a few farms.

However, the city is known above all for the Saint-Ours canal, which has now become a pleasant site for picnicking, fishing or simply strolling while observing the pleasure craft.

The city is named in honor of Pierre Roch de Saint-Ours, captain of the regiment of Carignan-Salières, sent by the king to come to the aid of the colonists of New France, in 1665. Pierre de Saint-Ours was the first lord of these lands.

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Église de l’Immaculée-Conception
2538, rue Immaculée-Conception, Saint-Ours, QUÉBEC
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Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada

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Église de l’Immaculée-Conception
2538, rue Immaculée-Conception, Saint-Ours, QUÉBEC
Established 1650
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Farmstead at St. Ours on the Richelieu River, ( Quebec. ) - 1889
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Farmstead at St. Ours on the Richelieu River, ( Quebec. ) - 1889
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1970-188-421 W. H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana
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1891 Electoral District of Chambly & Vercheres, Quebec
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1891 Electoral District of Chambly & Vercheres, Quebec
1891 Electoral District of Richelieu
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St-Ours le Vieux Moulin.
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St-Ours le Vieux Moulin.
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1650 - Église de l’Immaculée-Conception established at Saint-Ours

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1681 - established
The missions Baie St. Paul & St. Ours de la Province de Quebec is established this year.

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The beginnings of the seigniory were difficult.
The Iroquois courageously resisted French colonization and repeatedly attacked the settlers' installations, so the real settlement did not begin until after the signing of the Peace of Montreal. The first mill was erected in 1703 and the first church was built in 1726.
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1832 - ST. OURS,
seigniory, and its augmentation, in the co. of Richelieu, are bounded N.E. by Sorel and Bourchemin; S.W. by Contrecoeur, St. Denis and St. Hyacinthe; in the rear by the R. Yamaska; in front by the St. Lawrence. - 2 leagues in breadth by 6 in depth. Granted, 29th Oct. 1672, to Sieur de St. ours, and is now in the possession of the Hon. Charles de St. Ours. The land in this extensive grant is every where of a good quality, and variously adapted to almost every species of agriculture. - Some concessions were granted prior to 1759, and they measured 3 arpents by 30; the rent was 1 sol per arpent, and half a bushel of wheat for each 20 arpents...

This seigniory contains 2 parishes and part of a 3rd, viz. St. Ours, St. Jude and part of Contrecoeur... In the Parish of St. Ours and in the part of the parish of Contrecoeur lying in this S., all the lands are conceded, and most of them prior to 1759, and were granted on the royal terms. - On the right bank of the Richelieu is the village of... Read MORE...

1837 - May 7, 1837 - Louis-Joseph Papineau
Chosen leader of the Permanent Central Committee of the Patriotes at a protest meeting of about 1,200 people; they adopt the Declaration of St. Ours, declaring smuggling a public duty. St-Ours, Québec

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1844 to 1849 - CANAL TRAFFIC IN CANADA... RICHELIEU AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
...The St. Ours lock and dams were commenced in 1844 and completed in 1849. The dams at this point raise the water from 4 to 7 feet in height, and from 8 to 10 feet of water passes over these dams during freshets. The minimum depth of the river at its lowest stage is 7 feet...
The New York Times
New York, New York
July 6, 1883
1844 - Crushed by Wheel
Yesterday Captain Doyen of St. Ours, a Canadian gentleman of respectability in that parish, was struck on the breast by the shaft of caleche No. 149, belonging to one Milton, and driven by a little boy, and the wheel passed over his body. He died in the course of an hour and a half. - The unfortunate gentleman was 74 years of age.
Spectator
New York
July 20, 1844
1873
ST. OURS, an incorporated town of Quebec, co. of Richelieu, on the River Richelieu, 21 miles from St. Hilaire Station. A small island here divides the river into two channels. In the eastern channel, a lock, in cut stone, with a dam 300 feet in length, has been constructed; and in the western channel a dam of 600 feet in length, of crib work, has been built. These works raise the river from 4 to 7 feet above its natural level, and make it navigable to Chambly Basin, a distance of 32 miles. St. Ours contains a church, convent, telegraph office, saw mills, brickfields, and 8 or 9 stores, and has a large trade in grain and country produce. Pop. 700.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1880 - Catholics Protest
...Preparations are going on for the grand procession of male Catholics to-morrow in this city, which is to be a protest against the French decree against the Jesuits. The Commercial Unionists are preparing a monster demonstration for to-morrow to take place at St. Ours. The scene chosen is one that revives many memories of the rebellion of 1837, and doubtless the feeling of that time will be appealed to by the speakers. As to-morrow is St. Peter's and St. Paul's day, the populace will gather in large numbers, and addresses will be made after mass.
Chicago Daily Tribune
Chicago, Illinois
June 30, 1880
1890 - St Ours
St Ours, tn., Quebec, co. and on R. Richelieu, 21 m. N. of St Hilaire Station. P. (1881) 808.

The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Saint-Ours
Saint Ours', sàNt oor, a town of Quebec, co. of Richelieu, on the river Richelieu, 21 miles N. of St. Hilaire Station. A small island here divides the river into two channels, each dammed for the improvement of navigation. St. Ours contains a church, convent, saw-mills, brick-fields, and 8 stores, and has a large trade. Pop. 701.
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
1898 - 'TWAS TIME TO LOCK HIM UP. This Dangerous Individual Ran Loose Too Long.
He Confesses to Having Fired the St. Ours' Convent and is Even now Filled With a Desire to Murder

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Sorel, April 7. - A great sensation has been created throughout the county of Richelieu by the confessions of a young man of 18, named Ulric Lusignan, who has been arrested at St. Ours by High Constable Charles Weil Branner. The course followed by the culprit is so extraordinary that it is thought that he is of unsound mind, and he is to undergo an examination with the object of having him confined in a lunatic asylum. Pending preliminaries he is lodged in gaol here.

The revelations were first made by Lusignan in a letter addressed by him to Mrs. Aubin, a notary of St. Ours. He does so, he says, so as to save his father from the expense of paying for his education, as he does not like to study. Lusignan was following a commercial course in Montreal. He says that he set fire to the convent at St. Ours in July last, and that he went to the store of Mr.... Read MORE...


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1906
Saint Ours, a post-town of Richelieu co., Quebec, on the river Richelieu, 21 miles N. of St. Hilaire station. Pop. in 1901, 609.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Saint-Ours:
Parc de la Commune: Start your visit with a leisurely stroll in Parc de la Commune, a beautiful park along the Richelieu River. You can enjoy a picnic, take in the river views, or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings.

Église de Saint-Ours: Explore the town's history by visiting Église de Saint-Ours, a picturesque church dating back to the 19th century. Its architecture is a testament to the town's cultural heritage.

Musée des Abénakis: Just a short drive away in the town of Odanak, you can visit the Musée des Abénakis. This museum offers insight into the history and culture of the Abenaki First Nation, with exhibits on traditional crafts, artifacts, and the community's history.

La Maison Lenoblet-du-Plessis: Discover the historic La Maison Lenoblet-du-Plessis, a well-preserved heritage house that offers guided tours. Learn about the family who once lived here and the architecture of the period.

Les Vergers Daniel Dufour: If you visit Saint-Ours in the fall, don't miss ... Read MORE...

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