Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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




Cowansville, a village in Missisquoi county, Quebec, on the Canadian Pacific Railway, 24 miles south-west of Waterloo, and on the southern branch of the Yamaska river. It was originally known as Nelsonville, in memory of Lord Nelson; but the present name was substituted, in honour of Peter Cowan, the first postmaster in the locality. It has a cotton mill, an agricultural machinery factory and a signboard plant, besides factories for carriages, silks, oil-burning machinery, and furnaces.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 141.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College