Abercorn, Quebec

Abercorn is a village in the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie region of Québec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 391.[2][4]

Abercorn
Waterfall in the village of Abercorn, Québec
Waterfall in the village of Abercorn, Québec
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Abercorn is located in Southern Quebec
Abercorn
Abercorn
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°02′N 72°40′W / 45.033°N 72.667°W / 45.033; -72.667Coordinates: 45°02′N 72°40′W / 45.033°N 72.667°W / 45.033; -72.667[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMBrome-Missisquoi
Historic regionEastern Townships
Settled1797
ConstitutedJune 25, 1929
Government
 • MayorGuy Gravel
 • Federal ridingBrome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. ridingBrome-Missisquoi
Area
 • Total27.00 km2 (10.42 sq mi)
 • Land27.22 km2 (10.51 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
 (2011)[4]
 • Total391
 • Density14.4/km2 (37/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 6.8%
 • Dwellings
238
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 139
Census profile2446005[4]
MAMROT info46005[2]
Toponymie info88[1]

It is bordered by the larger township of Sutton to the north and east, by Frelighsburg to the west, and the town of Richford, Vermont in the United States to the south.

HistoryEdit

Thomas Spencer built the first log cabin near Abercorn in 1792. The village was originally called Sheppard's Mills in honour of Thomas Shepard, a New Hampshire loyalist who built the area's first grain and saw mill. Originally part of Sutton, Abercorn was established as a township in 1929.

GeographyEdit

The village is located on the northern edge of the Green Mountains in the Sutton Valley, flanked to the west by the Pinnacle and to the east by the Sutton Mountain range. The Sutton river runs through the valley, as does Route 139 and the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway.

Located about 105 km from Montréal via Autoroute 10 and near the ski hills of Mount Sutton, Bromont, Jay Peak, Vermont, and Mont Owl's Head, Abercorn is a popular day trip and vacation spot for Montrealers.

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 391   6.8%
2006 366   10.9%
2001 330   4.1%
1996 344   7.2%
1991 321 N/A

LanguageEdit

Home language (2006)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 210 56.575%
English only 145 39.18%
Visible minorities and Aboriginal population
Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population
Visible minority group
Source:[7]
South Asian 0 0
Chinese 0 0
Black 0 0
Filipino 0 0
Latin American 0 0
Southeast Asian 0 0
Arab 0 0
West Asian 0 0
Korean 0 0
Japanese 0 0
Mixed visible minority 0 0
Other visible minority 0 0
Total visible minority population 0 0
Aboriginal group
Source:[7]
First Nations 0 0
Métis 0 0
Inuit 0 0
Total Aboriginal population 0 0
White 365 100
Total population 365 100

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Reference number 88 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c d Geographic code 46005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BROME--MISSISQUOI (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c d "(Code 2446005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Abercorn, Quebec
  7. ^ a b Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision

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