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(Saint-Georges-de-Henryville)

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Henryville, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Georges, est. 1832 153, rue de l’Église, Henryville, QUÉBEC Source: Google maps

Henryville, Québec

The municipality of Henryville is part of the Regional County Municipality of Haut-Richelieu, in the administrative region of Haut-Richelieu.

On the territory of Henryville, forests occupy less than 12% of the area. The presence of the Rivière du Sud in the municipality of Henryville brings a unique composition of settlements compared to other municipalities in the region. This long calm watercourse allows the maintenance of large wet areas.

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Église de Saint-Georges, est. 1832
153, rue de l’Église, Henryville, QUÉBEC
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Henryville, Québec, Canada

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Église de Saint-Georges, est. 1832
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The pioneers, Loyalists, settled there around 1784 and were joined by a French-speaking contingent around 1815.

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1832 - Église de Saint-Georges established at Henryville (gcatholic.org)
A parish, Saint-Georges-de-Noyen, was canonically erected there in 1835, then civilly, under the name of municipality of the parish of Saint-Georges in 1842, followed in 1845 by the municipality of Henryville, abolished in 1847 and attached to the municipality of the county of Rouville.
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1832 - Henryville (Seigniory of Noyan),
at the N. part of the seigniory, contains 2 stores, 3 taverns, 1 school-house, 2 saw-mills, 30 dwelling-houses and 240 souls. - Articles of traffic are the same as Georgeville, with the addition of lumber.
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
In 1855, the municipality of the parish of Saint-Georges was reestablished.
The municipal name was that of the post office opened in 1827. The name of the English King George IV (1762-1830) retained for the Protestant parish of St.George of Henryville in 1794, commonly identified as St.George's, served as a pretext to evoke Saint George, a very important figure among Anglicans and Catholics alike.
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1867 - Henryville
A village in the parish of St. George de Henryville, county and district of Iberville, situated on a small stream called the South River, two and a half miles from the Richelieu. The nearest railway station is Pike River, which is six miles distant, though the mails, which arrive and depart daily from Montreal and other parts, are delivered and received at Malmaison, seven and a half miles from Henryville. The distance from St. Johns, by road, is fourteen miles ; Clarenceville, six miles. The population of village is about 300 ; of pariah and concessions, 2,800. The parish annually produces and exports a- large quantity of grain, chiefly of the coarser sort. There are two churches in the village, Roman Catholic and Church of England ; a Roman Catholic Couvent (a branch of St. Hyacinthe) which has a large number of pupils, and is generally well sustained. A steam grist mill and two tanneries are in operation.
The Eastern Townships Gazetteer and General Business Directory: A Commercial Directory and Guide to the Eastern Townships of Canada, Containing Also Much Useful Information of a Miscellaneous Character ... January 1, 1867 Smith & Company
1873
HENRYVILLE, or ST. GEORGE DE HENRYVILLE, (also called RIVIERE DU SUD,) a thriving post village in Iberville co., Que., on Riviere du Sud, 9 miles from Des Rivieres. It contains 2 stores, 4 hotels, a convent, 2 churches,. &c. Pop. 700.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - Henryville / Saint George de Henryville / Rivière du Sud
Hen'ryville, or Saint George de Henryville (also called Rivière du Sud), a post-village in Iberville co., Quebec, on Rivière du Sud, 9 miles W. of Des Rivières. It has 2 stores, 4 hotels, a convent, and 2 churches. Pop. 700.
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
It was only in 1957 that the municipality received its present name, inspired by that of Edme (Edmund) Henry (1760-1841), agent of the lord of Noyan, Napier Christie Burton, to whom this lordship and that of Sabrevois had been granted.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Henryville:
Vignoble Coteau Rougemont: Start your visit to Henryville with a trip to this local winery. Vignoble Coteau Rougemont is known for producing high-quality wines. You can take a tour of the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process, and, of course, enjoy wine tasting sessions. The scenic views of the surrounding countryside make it a perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon.

Orchards and Fruit Picking: The Montérégie region is famous for its orchards, and Henryville is no exception. Depending on the season, you can visit orchards like Les Vergers Philion or Les Vergers Petit et Fils to pick your own apples, pears, or cherries. It's a fun activity for families and a great way to enjoy fresh, local produce.

Château de la Rivière: This historic manor, located in nearby Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, is a must-visit for history enthusiasts. Château de la Rivière dates back to the 18th century and offers guided tours that provide insights into the region's history and architecture. The... Read MORE...

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male ancestorPaul KYROUAC (KIROUAC) ( - 26 December 1885) and female ancestorAnastasie LANOUE (6 January 1803 - 10 January 1870) married 29 July 1833
male ancestorGeorges Charles BOMBARDIER (1811 - ) and female ancestorMarie LANOUE (15 April 1813 - 18 November 1857) married 1836
male ancestorCharles FONTAINE (16 February 1810 - 3 April 1876) and female ancestorFlavie BRAULT (27 January 1810 - ) married 9 October 1838
male ancestorJean-Baptiste FOURNIER (8 January 1816 - ) and female ancestorSalome PAQUIN (1813 - ) married 20 November 1838
male ancestorPierre TREMBLAY (1804 - 26 August 1875) and female ancestorFlavie CHOINIERE (21 October 1817 - 19 June 1890) married 8 May 1838
male ancestorJean-Baptiste BREAULT (BRAULT) (30 July 1818 - 22 February 1898) and female ancestorJulie KEROUACK (1812 - 14 January 1892) married 20 January 1840
male ancestorDavid BRAULT (5 September 1816 - ) and female ancestorSalome MENARD (1 September 1816 - ) married 2 March 1840
male ancestorPierre BREAULT (BRAULT) (14 May 1821 - 24 December 1872) and female ancestorMarie-Anastasie LAROCQUE (1825 - ) married 27 September 1842
photo of Alexandre-Léandre BREAULT (BRAULT) Alexandre-Léandre BREAULT (BRAULT) (18 July 1827 - 4 June 1893) and photo of Sophie Marie SÉNESAC Sophie Marie SÉNESAC (3 March 1827 - 2 February 1859) married 16 May 1843

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