Brigham, Quebec

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Brigham
Municipality
Balthazar Covered Bridge in Brigham.
Balthazar Covered Bridge in Brigham.
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Brigham is located in Southern Quebec
Brigham
Brigham
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°15′N 72°51′W / 45.250°N 72.850°W / 45.250; -72.850Coordinates: 45°15′N 72°51′W / 45.250°N 72.850°W / 45.250; -72.850[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Brome-Missisquoi
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Normand Delisle
 • Federal riding Brome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. riding Brome-Missisquoi
Area[2][4]
 • Total 88.40 km2 (34.13 sq mi)
 • Land 87.08 km2 (33.62 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 2,457
 • Density 28.2/km2 (73/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.0%
 • Dwellings 1,071
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J2K 4K4
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 104
Route 139
Website www.brigham.ca

Brigham is a municipality located in the province of Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 2,457. Part of the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Montérégie, the municipality is west of Cowansville and close to Bromont.

History[edit]

Founded in 1855, its name became Adamsville in 1961, in honour of George Adams, owner of the land on which the church was founded in 1873. In 1980, there was a further name-change in favour of Brigham – this time to pay homage to Erratus Oakley Brigham, owner of the town's largest business (a brick factory) throughout the mid-19th century.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Brigham, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 2,284 —    
1996 2,290 +0.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 2,250 −1.7%
2006 2,408 +7.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 2,457 +2.0%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Brigham, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
2,445
2,065 Increase 8.5% 84.46% 300 Decrease 26.8% 12.27% 35 Steady 0.0% 1.43% 45 Decrease 30.8% 1.84%
2006
2,400
1,890 Increase 1.6% 78.75% 410 Increase 34.1% 17.08% 35 Decrease 41.7% 1.46% 65 Increase 7.7% 2.71%
2001
2,250
1,860 Decrease 3.4% 82.67% 270 Decrease 23.9% 12.00% 60 Increase n/a% 2.67% 60 Increase 75.0% 2.67%
1996
2,295
1,925 n/a 83.88% 355 n/a 15.47% 0 n/a 0.00% 15 n/a 0.65%

Attractions[edit]

The Brigham area is home to two covered bridges, one of which was totally restored in 2001. The neo-Renaissance Brigham Manor, built in 1865, is now a dazzling hotel.

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