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History of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

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(Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)

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Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

Saint-Hyacinthe is situated on the St Lawrence River plain on the Yamaska River, about 60 km E of Montréal. From the beginning, St-Hyacinthe has been a commercial and service centre for a thriving agricultural region, known for its impressive religious and educational institutions.

The history of Saint-Hyacinthe began with the granting in 1748 of a seigneury which was purchased in 1753 by Hyacinthe Delorme. n 1795 the present site, farther upstream than the original settlement, became the seigneury's focal point because of the potential for hydropower of an abrupt drop in the riverhead. A village quickly developed as a market and communications centre, serving the needs of the immediate region and of the other parishes that later appeared farther upstream...

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  • 1748 - Seigniory (St. Hyacinthe) Granted Sept. 23, 1748, to Sieur F. Rigaud, seigneur de Vaudreuil


  • 1772 - Église Saint-Matthieu established at Saint-Hyacinthe

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1777 - Parish of Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire-de-St-Hyacinthe opened

    Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

  • Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
    Église de Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire
    2200, rue Girouard Ouest, Saint-Hyacinthe, QUÉBEC
    Established 1777
    Source: Google maps

    Photograph
  • 1830 - The comté de Saint-Hyacinthe was created in 1830 though people began to settle the area between 1756 and 1779.
    It was part of the district of Montreal and was wedged between the comtés de Richelieu and of Rouville in the north, Shefford in the south and the...Read MORE...


  • 1831 - In 1831, the village of Saint-Hyacinthe had a population of around a thousand people. It contained an important seminary where the sons of some Patriote leaders, including Papineau, studied...

    richardjohnbr.blogspot.com/ 2010/ 11/ saint-hyacinthe.html

  • 1832 - ST. HYACINTHE,
    seigniory, in the co. of St. Hyacinthe, is bounded N.E. by St. Ours, Bourchemin and De Ramsay; S.W. by the aug. to Monnoir and the T. of Farnham;...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - December 26 - Rail - First train runs between Longueuil and St-Hyacinthe, Québec

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ December_26

  • 1853 - Cathédrale Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur established at Saint-Hyacinthe

    www.gcatholic.org

  • News 1854 - Destructive Fire in Lower Canada
    Montreal, Wednesday, May 17.
    The village of St. Hyacinthe was almost wholly destroyed by fire to-day.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York
    May 18, 1854

  • News 1866 - A Canadian Duel
    A Montreal paper gives an account of a duel that recently took place between a lieutenant in a Montreal militia corps and a clerk residing at St....Read MORE...


  • News 1866 - A Noble Act of Heroism
    One night last week while a train on the Grand Trunk line was passing through St. Hyacinthe, C. W., a young gentleman, Mr. Bachand, noticed that a...Read MORE...


  • 1873 - Accident on the Grand Trunk
    Friday morning, at 5:30 o'clock, as the Portland express on the Grand Trunk Railway was passing the 27th mile post, near Soixante, the three last...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    ST. HYACINTHE, a county in the S. part, of Quebec, intersected by the Grand Trunk railway Area 168,123 acres. Capital, St Hyacinthe. Pop. 18,310....Read MORE...


  • News 1876 - PARTIAL DESTRUCTION OF A TOWN - SIX HUNDRED BUILDINGS IN ST. HYACINTHE, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, BURNED -LOSS ESTIMATED AT $2,000,000.
    ST. HYACINTHE, Sept. 3. - A fire broke out in the western end of this city at 1:30 P. M. to-day, and , fanned by a high wind, soon totally swept the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - St Hyacinthe
    ST. HYACINTHE, a county in the south part of Quebec, intersected by the G. T. R., C. P. R., Drummond County and United Counties Rys. Area, 172,823...Read MORE...


  • News 1903 - FIRE DESTROYS 250 HOUSES. One-fourth of the Population of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Left Homeless.
    ST. HYACINTHE, Quebec, May 20.- A fire which started shortly after noon to-day in the shoe factory of the Cote Brothers, destroyed half a dozen...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Saint Hyacinthe, a city and port of entry of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Hyacinthe, on the river Yamaska and on the Grand Trunk and other...Read MORE...


  • Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
    Academic Prince
    Postcard
  • Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
    Couvent St. Joseph
    Postcard
  • Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
    Porte des Maires - Mayor's Gate
    Postcard
  • Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
    Bureaux des Douanes et des Postes. - Customs Excise and Post Office, St. Hyacinthe, P.Q.
    Postcard
  • News 1938 - FIRE DEATH TOLL MAY REACH FIFTY. 19 KNOWN DEAD IN SCHOOL RUINS, 26 ON LIST OF 'UNREPORTED.'
    St. Hyacinthe, Que., Jan. 19 (Canadian Press) - Two blackened skulls were found today in the frozen ashes of the burned college of the Sacred Heart,...Read MORE...


  • Saint-Hyacinthe
    Saint-Hyacinthe, Qué, City, pop 51 616 (2006c), 50 394 (2001cA), inc 1857. Saint-Hyacinthe is situated on the St Lawrence River plain on the Yamaska...Read MORE...




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Église de Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire
2200, rue Girouard Ouest, Saint-Hyacinthe, QUÉBEC
Established 1777
Source: Google maps

Photograph

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Academic Prince
Postcard

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Couvent St. Joseph
Postcard



Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Porte des Maires - Mayor's Gate
Postcard

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Bureaux des Douanes et des Postes. - Customs Excise and Post Office, St. Hyacinthe, P.Q.
Postcard
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  • 1748 - Seigniory (St. Hyacinthe) Granted Sept. 23, 1748, to Sieur F. Rigaud, seigneur de Vaudreuil
  • 1772 - Église Saint-Matthieu established at Saint-Hyacinthe

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1777 - Parish of Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire-de-St-Hyacinthe opened

    Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
  • 1830 - The comté de Saint-Hyacinthe was created in 1830 though people began to settle the area between 1756 and 1779.
    It was part of the district of Montreal and was wedged between the comtés de Richelieu and of Rouville in the north, Shefford in the south and the... Read MORE...

  • 1831 - In 1831, the village of Saint-Hyacinthe had a population of around a thousand people. It contained an important seminary where the sons of some Patriote leaders, including Papineau, studied...

    richardjohnbr.blogspot.com/ 2010/ 11/ saint-hyacinthe.html
  • 1832 - ST. HYACINTHE,
    seigniory, in the co. of St. Hyacinthe, is bounded N.E. by St. Ours, Bourchemin and De Ramsay; S.W. by the aug. to Monnoir and the T. of Farnham;... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - December 26 - Rail - First train runs between Longueuil and St-Hyacinthe, Québec

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ December_26
  • 1853 - Cathédrale Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur established at Saint-Hyacinthe

    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1854 - Destructive Fire in Lower Canada
    Montreal, Wednesday, May 17.
    The village of St. Hyacinthe was almost wholly destroyed by fire to-day.
    The New York Times
    New York, New York
    May 18, 1854
  • News  1866 - A Noble Act of Heroism
    One night last week while a train on the Grand Trunk line was passing through St. Hyacinthe, C. W., a young gentleman, Mr. Bachand, noticed that a... Read MORE...

  • News  1866 - A Canadian Duel
    A Montreal paper gives an account of a duel that recently took place between a lieutenant in a Montreal militia corps and a clerk residing at St.... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    ST. HYACINTHE, a county in the S. part, of Quebec, intersected by the Grand Trunk railway Area 168,123 acres. Capital, St Hyacinthe. Pop. 18,310.... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - Accident on the Grand Trunk
    Friday morning, at 5:30 o'clock, as the Portland express on the Grand Trunk Railway was passing the 27th mile post, near Soixante, the three last... Read MORE...

  • News  1876 - PARTIAL DESTRUCTION OF A TOWN - SIX HUNDRED BUILDINGS IN ST. HYACINTHE, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, BURNED -LOSS ESTIMATED AT $2,000,000.
    ST. HYACINTHE, Sept. 3. - A fire broke out in the western end of this city at 1:30 P. M. to-day, and , fanned by a high wind, soon totally swept the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - St Hyacinthe
    ST. HYACINTHE, a county in the south part of Quebec, intersected by the G. T. R., C. P. R., Drummond County and United Counties Rys. Area, 172,823... Read MORE...

  • ST-HYACINTHE, QUEBEC, CANADA


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  • News  1903 - FIRE DESTROYS 250 HOUSES. One-fourth of the Population of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Left Homeless.
    ST. HYACINTHE, Quebec, May 20.- A fire which started shortly after noon to-day in the shoe factory of the Cote Brothers, destroyed half a dozen... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Saint Hyacinthe, a city and port of entry of Quebec, capital of the co. of St. Hyacinthe, on the river Yamaska and on the Grand Trunk and other... Read MORE...

  • News  1938 - FIRE DEATH TOLL MAY REACH FIFTY. 19 KNOWN DEAD IN SCHOOL RUINS, 26 ON LIST OF 'UNREPORTED.'
    St. Hyacinthe, Que., Jan. 19 (Canadian Press) - Two blackened skulls were found today in the frozen ashes of the burned college of the Sacred Heart,... Read MORE...

  • Saint-Hyacinthe
    Saint-Hyacinthe, Qué, City, pop 51 616 (2006c), 50 394 (2001cA), inc 1857. Saint-Hyacinthe is situated on the St Lawrence River plain on the Yamaska... Read MORE...

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