Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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




Victoriaville, a town of Arthabaska county, Quebec, situated on the Nicolet river and on the Canadian National Railway, 32 miles north-east of Richmond and 108 miles east of Montreal. The settlement was known as Demersville, after Modeste Demers, until 1861, when it took its present name, in honour of Queen Victoria. The town contains several churches and schools, a convent, and an academy for boys. The manufacturing establishments include furniture factories, clothing factories, planing mills, silk mills, a toy factory, a foundry, and a machine shop. There is a weekly newspaper (La Voix des Bois Francs).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. VI, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., p. 241.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College