Brownsburg-Chatham, Quebec

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Brownsburg-Chatham
City
Chatham Twp QC.JPG
Location within Argenteuil RCM.
Location within Argenteuil RCM.
Brownsburg-Chatham is located in Central Quebec
Brownsburg-Chatham
Brownsburg-Chatham
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°41′N 74°25′W / 45.683°N 74.417°W / 45.683; -74.417Coordinates: 45°41′N 74°25′W / 45.683°N 74.417°W / 45.683; -74.417[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Argenteuil
Settled Early 1800s
Constituted October 6, 1999
Government[2]
 • Mayor Serge Riendeau
 • Federal riding Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. riding Argenteuil
Area[2][3]
 • Total 255.20 km2 (98.53 sq mi)
 • Land 248.38 km2 (95.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 7,209
 • Density 29.0/km2 (75/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 8.2%
 • Dwellings 3,651
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J8G
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-50

Route 148
Route 327
Route 344
Website www.brownsburg
chatham.ca
Cushing
Greece's Point

Brownsburg-Chatham is a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Argenteuil Regional County Municipality. It is located along the Ottawa River, just west of Lachute, and includes the communities of Brownsburg, Cushing, Dalesville, Greece's Point, Pine Hill, and Saint-Philippe. Economic activities include agriculture, tourism and the manufacture of explosives.

It is the hometown of Gilles Lupien, defenceman of the Montreal Canadiens.

History[edit]

Chatham Township was established in 1799, and named after English Statesman William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708–1778). Mostly populated by rich American Loyalists, its post office opened in 1829 and the township municipality was formed in 1845. By the mid-19th century, there were a few hamlets including Dalesville, Brownsbury, and Starneville.[1]

In 1818, Major George Brown, born in England, was granted by the government land on the West River (Rivière de l'Ouest). Together with pioneers Daniel Smith and Captain A. L. Howard, he was able to breathe life into the local industry during the 1820s. George Brown built, among other achievements, a sawmill and gristmill which contributed to the economic growth of the region and led to the formation of Brownsburg village which was named after him. In 1854, the Brownsburg Post Office opened. Later in the third quarter of the 19th century, a major arms factory run by the Dominion Cartridge Company was the major local industry.[1]

In 1935, the Village Municipality of Brownsburg was officially established by separating from the Township Municipality of Chatham.[1]

On October 6, 1999, Brownsburg was rejoined with Chatham and the new Municipality of Brownsburg-Chatham was formed. On July 6, 2002, the municipality changed its statutes and became the Town of Brownsburg-Chatham.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Brownsburg-Chatham, Quebec[6]
Year Pop. ±%
1991P 6,062 —    
1996P 6,683 +10.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 6,770 +1.3%
2006 6,664 −1.6%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 7,209 +8.2%
(P) pre-merger total for Brownsburg and Chatham

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Brownsburg-Chatham, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
7,130
5,735 Increase 7.9% 80.43% 1,145 Increase 7.9% 16.06% 105 Increase 47.6% 1.47% 145 Decrease 40.0% 2.03%
2006
6,620
5,280 Decrease 0.8% 79.76% 1,055 Decrease 4.5% 15.94% 55 Decrease 59.3% 0.83% 230 Increase 58.7% 3.47%
2001
6,655
5,320 Increase 1.7% 79.94% 1,105 Decrease 6.8% 16.60% 135 Increase 29.6% 2.03% 95 Steady 0.0% 1.43%
1996
6,605
5,230 n/a 79.18% 1,185 n/a 17.94% 95 n/a 1.44% 95 n/a 1.44%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Brownsburg-Chatham (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 76043 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c "(Code 2476043) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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