Frelighsburg, Quebec

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Frelighsburg
Municipality
The Freligh Mill on Pike River
The Freligh Mill on Pike River
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Frelighsburg is located in Southern Quebec
Frelighsburg
Frelighsburg
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°03′N 72°50′W / 45.050°N 72.833°W / 45.050; -72.833Coordinates: 45°03′N 72°50′W / 45.050°N 72.833°W / 45.050; -72.833[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Eastern Townships
RCM Brome-Missisquoi
Constituted September 28, 1985
Government[2]
 • Mayor Jacques Ducharme
 • Federal riding Brome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. riding Brome-Missisquoi
Area[2][3]
 • Total 124.60 km2 (48.11 sq mi)
 • Land 123.72 km2 (47.77 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,094
 • Density 8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 6.2%
 • Dwellings 566
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0J 1C0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 213
Route 237

Frelighsburg, (Quebec, Canada) is a municipality located in the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, which is part of the administrative region of the Eastern Townships. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,094. It is located in an area historically considered to be part of the Eastern Townships.

Frelighsburg is situated at the foot of The Pinnacle, which is part of the Sutton Mountain Range of the Appalachian Mountains.

History[edit]

The land on which Frelighsburg is located was originally inhabited by the Abenaki. Frelighsburg was established as a colony in the late 1790s by American Loyalists, including pioneer Abram Freligh, a physician of German origin who lived in Clinton, New York. The sawmill built by his son in 1839, and several other buildings dating from the nineteenth century are considered historical monuments. Prior to being named Frelighsburgh it was named Conroy's Mills, after another mill owner and Slab City because of the great quantities of sawdust and slabs (slang for bark) that were there.[1]

Geography[edit]

Frelighsburg is less than 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the Canada-US border with Vermont, nestled in a valley of orchards crossed by the Pike River and at the foot of The Pinnacle.

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Infrastructure[edit]

Frelighsburg is crossed by the Route 237. Route 213 starts in Frelighsburgh.

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