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Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough)

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Where is Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada? 

Franklin is a municipality along the US-Canada border in Quebec. Its geological features include an east-west forested ridge Covey Hill, a foothill to the Adirondack Mountains of New York State to the south. Streams run from its northern flank to the Chateauguay Valley where tributaries feed the Chateauguay River that drains into the St. Lawrence River.

From Covey Hill the skyscrapers of Montreal are visible to the northeast. Apple orchards and maple sugar groves are the principal agriculture near the village of Franklin Centre, Quebec and on the hill while around the village of St. Antoine Abbe in the flat valley there are fertile croplands and dairy farms.

Leahy Orchards is a major employer and exporter of applesauce and Applesnax label products.

Recent news and controversies covered in The Gazette newspaper in Montreal include saving the small, country elementary school and citizens against industrial water bottling.

The road named "Chemin de Covey Hill" (Covey Hill road) is considered to be one of the premier cycling roads in southern Quebec. This is due to the impressive climb between Havelock and Franklin Centre, the breath-taking views of the St-laurence and Richelieu river valleys, as well as a surprisingly good quality road surface. This is the first road north of the US-Canada border. wikipedia

Cimetière de St-Antoine-Abbe
A Catholic cemetery located at the back of the St-Antoine-Abbe Parish Church. (45.050N/ 73.887W)

Franklin Centre
A town in the center of Franklin Township (Huntingdon County) at the junction of modern Rtes 209 and 202. (45.030N/ 73.923W) It was previously called Russelltown Settlement.
Franklin Centre Post Office
The Franklin Centre Post Office operated from 1868 until present time.
Franklin Cemetery
A protestant cemetery on the east side of Franklin Centre. It is located on Rte 202 at the junction with Montée Covey Hill, 0.2mi (0.3km) east of the Franklin Centre corner with Rte 209. (45.030N/ 73.919W)www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~qcchatea/ placenames/


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Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough) - Interior of Saint-Antoine-Abbé Church, est. 1860
Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough)

Interior of Saint-Antoine-Abbé Church, est. 1860
Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough) - Methodist Church, built in 1870s
Now called Franklin United Church
Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough)

Methodist Church, built in 1870s
Now called Franklin United Church
Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough) -
Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough)


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1860 - Église de Saint-Antoine-Abbé established at Saint-Antoine-Abbé

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1860 - Starnesborough (Starnesboro) - The name of the first Post Office in St-Antoine-d'Abbe. It operated from 1860 until 1919 when it changed its name to St-Antoine-Abbe Post Office.

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1873
STARNESBOROUGH, or ST. ANTOINE ABBE, a post village in Chateauguay co., Que., 15 mile; from...Read MORE...

News  1884 - Reverend Arrested
MONTREAL, December 6, - Rev. F. R. Pepin, of St. Antoine Abbe parish, who is charged with...Read MORE...

1906
Saint Antoine l'Abbe, Quebec. See Starnesborough.

Starnesborough, a post-village of Huntingdon...Read MORE...

1916
Franklin, or Franklin Center, also called Manningville, a post-village and outport of Huntingdon...Read MORE...

1925 - St. ANTOINE-ABBE, Que. - Madame Hubert Brisson, 82, is in the hospital seriously injured as the result of being thrown from her buggy when crashed into by an auto.

The Winnipeg Tribune
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
April 29, 1925
1934 - Quebec Parents Charged With Child Murder. Two Held Responsible For Death by Ill-Treatment, Starvation. VERDICT IS GIVEN BY CORONER'S JURY.
Girl's Body is Exhumed as Result of Rumors in District
(By Canadian Press.)
ST. ANTOINE ABBE,...Read MORE...


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