Frampton is a municipality in La Nouvelle-Beauce Regional County Municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches administrative region of Quebec.

Frampton
Location within La Nouvelle-Beauce RCM.
Location within La Nouvelle-Beauce RCM.
Frampton is located in Southern Quebec
Frampton
Frampton
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°28′N 70°48′W / 46.467°N 70.800°W / 46.467; -70.800Coordinates: 46°28′N 70°48′W / 46.467°N 70.800°W / 46.467; -70.800[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
RCMLa Nouvelle-Beauce
ConstitutedJuly 1, 1855
Government
 • MayorJacques Soucy
 • Federal ridingBeauce
 • Prov. ridingBeauce-Nord
Area
 • Total151.50 km2 (58.49 sq mi)
 • Land151.43 km2 (58.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total1,393
 • Density9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 6.0%
 • Dwellings
671
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 112
Route 216
Route 275
Websitewww.nouvelle
beauce.com/frampton
Coat of arms of Frampton, QC
Christ Church of Springbrook Anglican Church in Frampton, Quebec

After the War of 1812, in the time of land grants were given to soldiers in the region as reward for their service to the British Crown. Brothers William and Gilbert Henderson, originally of the Shetland Islands, and Pierre-Edouard Desbarats, partnered in developing Frampton Township along with the surrounding towns of Saint-Malachie, where both Henderson brothers are buried, and Standon Township. The towns grew with the influx of Irish immigrants to Canada after the war. It is said that the well-read William Henderson gave the town the name Frampton in honour of Mary Frampton, an author in England from that period.

In 1844, the 1,662 inhabitants of Frampton were almost exclusively Irish and English speaking. But after 100 years, this Irish community had practically vanished due to recessions, chain migrations to New England, Western Canada and Western United States and also assimilation to the French-Canadian culture.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 335967 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 26005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2426005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ Redmond, Patrick M. Irish Life in Rural Quebec, A History of Frampton, Duquesne University, 1977