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(Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

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Batiscan, Québec, Canada - Eglise et Presbytere, Ste-Genevieve-de-Batiscan, P.Q. (Canada), est. 1833  51, rue Principale, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, QUÉBEC

Batiscan, Québec, Canada

St Genevieve de Batiscan, tn., Quebec, chef-lieu of Champlain co., on Batiscan River. 57 m. W. of Quebec.

The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada by John George Bartholomew, John Murdoch Harper J. Walker, 1890

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Eglise et Presbytere, Ste-Genevieve-de-Batiscan, P.Q. (Canada), est. 1833 
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Eglise et Presbytere, Ste-Genevieve-de-Batiscan, P.Q. (Canada), est. 1833
51, rue Principale, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, QUÉBEC
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Batiscan, Québec, Canada

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1639 - Seigniory (Batiscan) granted March 3, 1639, to the Order of Jesuits

1669 - Batiscan parish opened

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1684 - Église de Saint-François-Xavier established at Batiscan

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1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Batiscan with 422 inhabitants

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1816 - Presbytère de Batiscan built

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1832 - Batiscan,
seignory, in the co. of Champlain, has the St. Lawrence in front, the S. of the Champlain and its aug. on the S.W., and Ste. Marie with the aug. to Ste. Anne on the N.E.; its breadth is about 2 leagues and its depth 20; granted March 3, 1639, to the Order of Jesuits, and is now reverted to the crown. - This S. comprises 3 parishes - St. Stanislas, St. Francois, and St. Genevieve; and its settlements occupy three principal concessions or ranges - one on the St. Lawrence, in front, and a double concession along each side of the R. Batiscan. - The number of conceded lands or farms is 113. - Bordering on the St. Lawrence the land is low, but it soon obtains a gradual rise for the distance of nearly 4 1/ 2 leagues to the interior; it then becomes mountainous as it gains upon the N. W. ridge... The whole of this seignory has not been explored, but, as far as it has been visited, it is found to produce excellent timber of the best kinds... In addition to the main road, that crosses the... Read MORE...

1841 - Boat upset by steamer
On the 16th inst. a small boat crossing from Batiscan to St. Pierre les Becquet, Quebec, was upset by a steamer - three females were drowned; Mrs Radeau, Mrs Cote and Miss Mailbat. They were going to assist at a wedding.
Daily Atlas
Massachusetts
August 23, 1841
1868 - Sinking of an American Barge Near Batiscan - The Captain Impaled on an Anchor Fluke
The steamship Hibernian, when outward bound, near Batiscan, ran into an American barge loaded with sugar ans sunk her yesterday. The loss will be $12,000. The fluke of the anchor penetrated the captain's body and he was not discovered till she arrived in port, when he was found hanging on the anchor. The barge was consigned to Nelson Davis, but her name cannot yet be ascertained.
The New York Herald
New York, New York
June 18, 1868
1873
BATISCAN, or St. GENEVIEVE DE BATISCAN, the chief town of the co. of Champlain, Que., situated on the River Batiscan, 6 miles in rear of Batiscan Bridge, a landing of the Quebec and Montreal steamers. Pop. 274.

STE. GENEVIEVE DE BAT1SCAN, Champlain co., Que. See Batiscan.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1885 - Canadian Towns which are Infected
The State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following named places in the Province of Quebec are affected with small-pox; Batiscan, Oct. 22, 7 families; Bersenels, below Tadousac, Nov 6, 4 families; Cap St. Ignace, Oct. 29, 50 cases, Chambly, Oct 27, 2 cases; Grondines, Oct. 18, several deaths; Lachine, Nov. 4, another new case, Laprairie, Oct. 22, 1 child died and 3 sick, L'Islet, Oct. 29, 6 cases; Longueuil, Nov. 3, 7 cases, have been 20 in all, Lorette, Oct 28, six cases; Maissonneuve, Oct. 31; Mascouche, Oct 31; Montmagny, Oct 29, one case; Ottawa, Nov. 6, several cases; Pointe aux Trembles, Port Neuf, Oct. 29, six cases, Rivier du Loup, Oct 23 ten cases, Rimouski, Oct, 21, 8 cases, St Francis, Temisconata Co, Nov 7, 7 cases, St Joseph de Levis, Oct 31, St. Lambert, Nov 3, 1 case, St. I in, Nov. 5; St. Martin, Oct 27 2 houses, St. Michel, Oct. 27, 4 deaths recently, St. Paschal, Oct 23 3 cases; St. Remi, Oct 27, 2 houses, St Roch, Nov.... Read MORE...

1895 - Batiscan
Batiscan, or Sainte Geneviève de Batiscan, the chief town of Champlain co., Quebec, on the Batiscan, 6 miles from Batiscan Bridge. Pop. 274.
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
1910 - Parents of 23 Have Ten Children
New York Tribune.
Race suicide is not fashionable in Batiscan, a small town in the Province of Quebec. Edouard Jolicoeur, of Batiscan reached Montreal a few days ago with his wife and 10 children. The number is fairly large, but the fact that they are five pairs of twins and the parents are only 23 years old is stranger still.
Oregonian
Oregon
November 24, 1910
2023 - Batiscan offers a unique and peaceful experience for visitors. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Batiscan:
Batiscan River Park (Parc de la Rivière Batiscan): This park is the crown jewel of Batiscan. It's perfect for nature lovers and offers a range of activities such as hiking, picnicking, and birdwatching. The Batiscan River runs through the park, providing opportunities for kayaking and canoeing.

Église Saint-François-Xavier: Visit the picturesque church of Saint-François-Xavier, which dates back to 1859. Its stunning architecture and serene surroundings make it a great spot for photography and quiet reflection.

Le Moulin Seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac: Located just a short drive from Batiscan, this historic watermill is a must-visit. It offers guided tours that delve into the region's history and the significance of the mill. The surrounding park is a beautiful place for a leisurely stroll.

Le Refuge en Forêt: If you're looking for a unique accommodation experience, consider staying at Le Refuge en Forêt. It offers treehouse accommodations nestled in the forest, providing a... Read MORE...


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