Abercorn, Quebec

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Abercorn
Village municipality
Waterfall in the village of Abercorn, Québec
Waterfall in the village of Abercorn, Québec
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Abercorn is located in Southern Quebec
Abercorn
Abercorn
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°02′N 72°40′W / 45.033°N 72.667°W / 45.033; -72.667Coordinates: 45°02′N 72°40′W / 45.033°N 72.667°W / 45.033; -72.667[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Brome-Missisquoi
Historic region Eastern Townships
Settled 1797
Constituted June 25, 1929
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Jean-Charles Bissonnette
 • Federal riding Brome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. riding Brome-Missisquoi
Area[2][4]
 • Total 27.00 km2 (10.42 sq mi)
 • Land 27.22 km2 (10.51 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 391
 • Density 14.4/km2 (37/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 6.8%
 • Dwellings 238
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0E 1B0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 139
Census profile 2446005[4]
MAMROT info 46005[2]
Toponymie info 88[1]

Abercorn is a village in the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie region of Québec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 391.[2][4]

It is bordered by the larger township of Sutton to the north and east, by Frelighsburg to the west, and the town of Richford, Vermont in the United States to the south.

History[edit]

Thomas Spencer built the first log cabin near Abercorn in 1792. The village was originally called Sheppard’s Mills in honour of Thomas Sheppard, a New Hampshire loyalist who built the area's first grain and saw mill. Originally part of Sutton, Abercorn was established as a township in 1929.

Geography[edit]

The village is located on the northern edge of the Green Mountains in the Sutton Valley, flanked to the west by the Pinnacle and to the east by the Sutton Mountain range. The Sutton river runs through the valley, as does Route 139 and the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway.

Located about 105 km from Montréal via Autoroute 10 and near the ski hills of Mount Sutton, Bromont, Jay Peak, Vermont, and Mont Owl's Head, Abercorn is a popular day trip and vacation spot for Montrealers.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 391 Increase 6.8%
2006 366 Increase 10.9%
2001 330 Decrease 4.1%
1996 344 Increase 7.2%
1991 321 N/A

Language[edit]

Home language (2006)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 210 56.575%
English only 145 39.18%
Visible minorities and Aboriginal population
Canada 2006 Census Population  % of Total Population
Visible minority group
Source: [7]
South Asian 0 0
Chinese 0 0
Black 0 0
Filipino 0 0
Latin American 0 0
Southeast Asian 0 0
Arab 0 0
West Asian 0 0
Korean 0 0
Japanese 0 0
Mixed visible minority 0 0
Other visible minority 0 0
Total visible minority population 0 0
Aboriginal group
Source: [7]
First Nations 0 0
Métis 0 0
Inuit 0 0
Total Aboriginal population 0 0
White 365 100
Total population 365 100

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