Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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




Compton, a county in southern Quebec, borders on the states of Maine and New Hampshire. It derives its name from the township of Compton, erected in 1802, which was named after a village in Surrey, England. The county town is Cookshire. Pop. 22,957. See L. S. Channell, History of Compton county (Cookshire, 1897).


Compton, a village in Compton county, Quebec, on the Coaticook river, and on the Canadian National Railway, 14 miles from Sherbrooke. It has a well-known girls' school, and is a summer resort.

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 113-114.




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