Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

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




Louiseville, the county town of Maskinongé county, Quebec, situated on the Rivière du Loup and on the Canadian Pacific Railway, about 72 miles from Quebec, and 107 miles from Montreal. Founded in the year 1714, it was incorporated a town in 1879, and was named in honour of Princess Louise, wife of the Marquis of Lorne, then governor-general of Canada. Farming and dairying are the chief industrial occupations of the inhabitants and, in addition, the town has a large building-lumber mill in operation and two shirt factories.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 139.

© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College