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Acton Vale, Québec, Canada (Saint-André-d'Acton) - 1867 - Acton Vale
"ACTON VALE - An active manufacturing village in the township of Acton, Bagot County, and St. Hyacinthe district. It is on the line of the Grand Trunk between St. Hyacinthe and Richmond, 10 miles from Montreal, and the same distance from Sherbrooke. It is a new place, comparatively, built up by the wealth of its copper mines which are in the village. There are three Churches, Roman Catholic, Church of England and Methodist, a Convent, R. C, and Protestant schools. The Circuit Court for the county is held here. A large market and Town-Hall has lately been built, the latter being capable of holding over 300 persons. In the way of manufactures there are grist and saw mills, store mill, carriage factory, smelting factory, Ac. Mails are received and despatched semi-daily. Population about 400. The Copper Mines are not at present being actively worked."
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
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