Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2005

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


Montmorency [County and Village]


Montmorency, a county in Quebec, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence river, between Quebec and Charlevoix counties: It takes its name from Montmorency falls, which were so named in 1603 after the Duc de Montmorency, viceroy of New France. County town, Château Richer. Pop. 18,602 [in 1948].


Montmorency, a village in Quebec county, Quebec, on the St. Lawrence river, at the mouth of the Montmorency river, and on the Canadian National and the Quebec Electric Railways, about 7 miles from Quebec. The village was founded in 1869, and its name was taken from the falls on which it is situated; these were so-named in 1630 by Champlain in honour of the Duc de Montmorency, viceroy of New France. It is chiefly a manufacturing centre, and its most important plant is a large textile factory. The Quebec Power Company has a hydro-electric power plant here.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., pp. 324-325.


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