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(Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)

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"CHAMBLY. An incorporated town of about 760 inhabitants, situated on the western bank of the Richelieu;, in the parish of St. Joseph of Chambly, distant from Montreal 18 miles, from St. Johns 12 miles, and from Sorel, 46 miles. The town was incorporated in the year 1846; it has two post offices, one in the upper and lower village ; there are two mails a day in and out, from and to Montreal, and intermediate post offices, and one in and out from St. Johns. In the town are three churches, viz., one Episcopal, one Roman Catholic, and one Methodist; there area convent, one English academy, male and female, and three French schools."

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

"Chambly, shám'blee (Fr. pron. shöM'blee'), a county of the province of Quebec, bounded on the W. by the St. Lawrence, and on the southeast by the Richelieu River. Area, 157 square miles. The chief products are oats, hay, flax, wool, and tobacco. Capital, Longueuil. Pop. 10,498.

Chambly Basin, a post-village in Chambly co., Que: bec, on the Richelieu River, and on the Montreal, Chambly & Sorel Railway, 1 mile from Chambly Canton, and 15 miles S.E. of Montreal. It has extensive water-power, a large hospital, a college, and a number of stores. Pop. 778.

Chambly Canton, a post-village in Chambly co, Quebec, on the W. side of the Richelieu River (which here expands into a beautiful lake), between the rapids and the E. side of St. John's Canal, 16 miles S.E. of Montreal. It contains saw-, grist-, paper-, carding-, and woollen-mills, and possesses fine water-power. Pop. 600."

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


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  • 1665 - Église de Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly established at Chambly
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  • 1665 - Fort Saint Louis
    Fort Saint Louis aka Fort Chambly is built on the Richelieu River (near Chambly, Quebec). It was replaced by a stone fort in 1709...
    The soldiers,... Read MORE...

  • 1672 - Seigniory (Chambly) granted to M. de Chambly, October 29, 1672
  • 1718 - Fort Chambly
    Fort Chambly, Quebec is built of stone 1718-1720.
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  • 1775 - October 18 - American Revolutionary War - Richard Montgomery and the Army of the Continental Congress capture Fort Chambly en route to Québec
    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • 1813 - March 15, 1813 - War of 1812
    Lt. John LeCouteur and 550 soldiers of the 104th Regiment are the first to reach Quebec after a 24 day snowshoe march from Fredericton, to strengthen ... Read MORE...

  • 1832 - CHAMBLY, EAST, and CHAMBLY, WEST,
    in the cos. of Rouville and Chambly, divided from each other by the R. Richelieu. - The extent of each seigniory is 3 leagues in length by one league ... Read MORE...

  • News  1832 - Cholera Wipes Out Large Family
    A letter from a lady at Chambly to a friend in Rutland, states that in Montreal a whole family, consisting of eighteen persons, were all sent into... Read MORE...

  • 1843 - The Chambly Canal is completed
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  • 1859
    CHAMBLY, a county of Lower Canada, in the district of Montreal; bounded on the NW by the river St. Lawrence; on the NE by the co. of Vercheres; and... Read MORE...

  • 1872
    The nearest station of the Grand Trunk is within nine miles, and the city of Montreal but 16 miles distant, the two places being connected by a... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    CHAMBLY, a county of the province of Quebec, bounded on the west by the St. Lawrence, and on the southeast by the Richelieu River, has an area of... Read MORE...

  • 1884 - Build a Canal?
    A proposition has been laid before the Government by members of the County of Chambly to build a canal, a distance of eleven miles only, from... Read MORE...

  • 1885 - Canadian Towns
    The State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following named places in the Province of Quebec are... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - Explosion
    An explosion occurred yesterday in the packing room of the Beloeil Powder Works at Chambly, Quebec, killing two men, named Joseph Favreault and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Chambly
    CHAMBLY, a county of the Province of Quebec, bounded on the west by the St. Lawrence, and on the south-east by the Richelieu River, has an area of... Read MORE...

  • 1898 - Danger of a Flood
    Montreal, Jan. 13. - A report from Chambly, Que., says there is danger of a serious flood there. The Richelieu river, which has for the first time in ... Read MORE...

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  • 1916
    Chambly, a county of the province of Quebec, bounded on the W. by the St. Lawrence and on the SE. by the Richelieu River. Capital, Longueuil. 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, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
  • Chambly
    Chambly, Qué, City, pop 22 608 (2006c), 20 342 (2001c), inc 1965. Chambly is situated within the South Shore suburb area 25 km southeast of MONTRÉAL... Read MORE...

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