Location within La Nouvelle-Beauce RCM.
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|Constituted||July 1, 1855|
|• Mayor||Jacques Soucy|
|• Federal riding||Beauce|
|• Prov. riding||Beauce-Nord|
|• Total||151.50 km2 (58.49 sq mi)|
|• Land||151.43 km2 (58.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||6.0%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
|Highways|| Route 112 |
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.
- Reference number 335967 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 26005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "(Code 2426005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- Redmond, Patrick M. Irish Life in Rural Quebec, A History of Frampton, Duquesne University, 1977