Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia




Châteauguay, a county in southwestern Quebec, lies south of the St. Lawrence river, and is drained by the Châteauguay and English rivers. It is named after the seigniory of ChAteauguay, which was granted to Charles Le Moyne de Longueuil in 1673, and which he named after a township in France. It is a rich agricultural district, and possesses exceptional water-powers. Chief town, Châteauguay. Population 14,443 [in 1948]. See R. Sellar, The history of the county of Huntingdon and of the seigniories of Châteauguay and Beauharnois (Huntingdon, Quebec, 1888).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 39.

© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College