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Montmagny, a county in southern Quebec, fronting on the south shore of the St. Lawrence river, and bounded by L'Islet county on the east, the international boundary on the south, and Bellechasse county on the west. It was named after Charles de Montmagny, governor of New France (163648). County town, Montmagny. Pop. 22,049 [in 1948]. See Abbé A. Dion, Topographie de Montmagny (Quebec, 1935).

Montmagny, a town in Montmagny county, Quebec, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, at the mouth of the South river and the St. Nicholas river, and on the Canadian National Railway, 32 miles east of Quebec. It was founded in 1678 and incorporated in 1845, when it was named in honour of the Sieur de Montmagny, second governor of New France, to whom part of the land which now comprises the town was granted in 1646. The surrounding district is chiefly devoted to farming, dairying, and market-gardening. The principal industrial plants of the town include saw, pulp, grist, and carding mills, foundries, sash-and-door, furniture, brush and broom, silk, and butter factories, and rolling mills. It has two colleges, two academies, a hospital, and two French weekly newspapers (Le Peuple and Le Courrier-Sentinelle). See F. k. J. Casault, Notes historiques sur la paroisse de St. Thomas de Montmagny (Quebec, 1906).



W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 324.
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  • 1678 - Town of Montmagny founded
  • 1714 - Église de Saint-Thomas established at Montmagny (Saint-Thomas)
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  • 1845 - The Municipality of the Parish of Saint-Thomas-de-la-Pointe-à-la-Caille was erected under Act 8 Vict. Chap. 40, July 1, 1845. The city of Montmagny was erected by proclamation of October 13, 1845.
    www.originis.ca/ paroisse_montmagny_saint_thomas.html
  • 1873
    MONTMAGNY, a county in the S.E. part of Quebec, having the St. Lawrence for its N. boundary and the State of Maine for its S. Area 393,953 acres. It... Read MORE...

  • 1889 - Parish of Notre Dame du Rosaire is established at Montmagny
    Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White
  • 1895 - Montmagny
    MONTMAGNY, a county in the south-eastern part of Quebec, having the St. Lawrence for its northern boundary and the State of Maine for its southern.... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Montmagny, or Saint Thomas, a village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Montmagny. on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence River and on the Intercolonial... Read MORE...

  • Montmagny
    Montmagny, Qué, City, pop 11 353 (2006c), 11 654 (2001c), inc 1845. Montmagny is located on the South Shore of the St Lawrence River, 50 km downriver ... Read MORE...

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