Chénéville, Quebec

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Chénéville
Municipality
Cheneville QC 1.JPG
Location within Papineau RCM.
Location within Papineau RCM.
Chénéville is located in Western Quebec
Chénéville
Chénéville
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°53′N 75°03′W / 45.883°N 75.050°W / 45.883; -75.050Coordinates: 45°53′N 75°03′W / 45.883°N 75.050°W / 45.883; -75.050[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM Papineau
Settled 1850s
Constituted August 21, 1996
Government[2]
 • Mayor Gilles Tremblay
 • Federal riding Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. riding Papineau
Area[2][3]
 • Total 66.80 km2 (25.79 sq mi)
 • Land 65.15 km2 (25.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 792
 • Density 12.2/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.0%
 • Dwellings 463
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0V 1E0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 315
Route 321
Website www.ville.
cheneville.qc.ca
Route 315 through Chénéville

Chénéville is a town and municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Papineau Regional County Municipality.

History[edit]

First settled in the middle of the 19th century, its first post office opened in 1864 under the name Sévigné, perhaps in honour of the Marquise de Sévigné (1626-1696). From 1876 to 1884, the post office was known as Hartwell, and from 1884 on, it became Chénéville. It could be that it was renamed in memory of a nephew of Hercule Chéné who was born around 1864.[4] (Pierre Hercule Chéné (1834-1904) was mayor of Ripon-et-Hartwell, Hartwell-et-Suffolk, Hartwell, and Hartwell-et-Preston, and counselor of Chénéville.[5])

In 1903, the village separated from the United Township Municipality of Hartwell-et-Preston to form the Village Municipality of Chénéville, following a request from 55 citizens submitted to the Lieutenant Governor.[4] Hygin Locas was its first mayor. At that time, the village consisted of 26 homes and 6 streets.[5]

The Vinoy Post Office opened in 1871, most likely named in honour of the French General Joseph Vinoy (1800-1880). In 1920, the western portion of Suffolk Township separated and formed the Township Municipality of Suffolk-West, but was renamed Vinoy three years later. On August 21, 1996, the Vinoy merged to Chénéville and the formed the new Municipality of Chénéville.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 792 (2006 to 2011 population change: 1.0%)
  • Population in 2006: 784
  • Population in 2001: 738
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: 6.2%
  • Population total in 1996: 755
    • Chénéville (village): 646
    • Vinoy (municipality): 109
  • Population in 1991:
    • Chénéville (village): 635
    • Vinoy (municipality): 125

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 380 (total dwellings: 463)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 99%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 319411 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2480103) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Chénéville (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  5. ^ a b "Patrimoine Municipalité de Chénéville" (in French). Corporation municipale de Chénéville. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census