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From: Roch St-Pierre <>
Subject: [Q-R] Dumb Question
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 10:48:01 -0800
well I might as well put in my 2 cents in since I'm from there.
>From the Canadian Encyclopedia, page 641:
Eastern Township Region located in S-central Québec, between Montréal and Québec City.
The township extend from Granby to Lac Mégantic and from Drummondville to the US border.
The first inhabitants were the Abenaki, who used the region for hunting and fishing. The only
settlement during the French regime was a trading post at Grande-Fourches (Sherbrooke).
Early in the English regime (from 1760), the area was called Buckinghamshire. Shotly after the
American Revolution a large number of English Loyalists left the US for Canada and settled on
159 km2 in southern Québec. In 1791 the British goverment granted them land in the form of
Townships. The 93 townships formed thereafter became known as the "Eastern Townships"
(as opposed to the "Western Townships" of Upper Canada. The English speaking settlers were
Mainly American, English and Irish.
This is probably a question I should know an answer to, but for some reason, I can't get it through my thick skull.
What exactly is considered the Eastern Townships?