Lawrenceville, Quebec

Lawrenceville is a Village municipality in the Le Val-Saint-François Regional County Municipality in the Estrie region of Quebec, Canada.

Lawrenceville
Bienvenue à Lawrenceville.JPG
Location within Le Val-Saint-François RCM
Location within Le Val-Saint-François RCM
Lawrenceville is located in Southern Quebec
Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°25′N 72°21′W / 45.42°N 72.35°W / 45.42; -72.35Coordinates: 45°25′N 72°21′W / 45.42°N 72.35°W / 45.42; -72.35[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionEstrie
RCMLe Val-Saint-François
ConstitutedApril 27, 1905
Government
 • MayorMichel Carbonneau
 • Federal ridingShefford
 • Prov. ridingOrford
Area
 • Total17.20 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
 • Land17.32 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
 • Total652
 • Density37.7/km2 (98/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 1.6%
 • Dwellings
285
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 243
Census profile2442045[3]
MAMROT info42045[2]
Toponymie info34934[1]

It is situated west of Sherbrooke, near the Black River. Around 650 Lawrence villagers are counted in an area of 17 square kilometers.

HistoryEdit

The name of the village honors Mr. Henry Lawrence, son of Isaac Lawrence who originally came from Canaan, Connecticut, and moved to Shefford Township in 1794 settling his family near Lake Waterloo between Fulford and Waterloo. In 1800 the township of Stukely was created, and Henry and his brother Erastus became Samuel Willard's associates and both moved to South Stukely in 1804. Erastus died 8 years later. In 1836 Henry Lawrence moved to the northern part of Stukely and built a sawmill and flourmill on an island which became part of Lawrenceville. Although, the village of Lawrenceville was not constituted until 1905 by detachment of the municipality from the township of North-Stukely. Only remains of the building can still be found on Henry's Island, two dwellings still exist: dating from the 19th century, that is the Island Park House of Victorian style and another house, with a double-slope roof. Henry died in 1864, surviving his first wife Polly Day, daughter of Pelatiah and Hannah (Curtis) Day, and remarried to Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of the precursor of Waterloo, Captain Ezekiel Lewis and his wife Abigail Gibbs.

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1991 612—    
1996 666+8.8%
2001 629−5.6%
2006 642+2.1%
2011 652+1.6%

LanguageEdit

Mother tongue (2011)[3]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 640 97.0%
English only 10 1.5%
Both English and French 5 0.75%
Non-official languages 5 0.75%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Reference number 34934 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 42045 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c d "(Code 2442045) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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