Location within Pontiac RCM.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Constituted||January 1, 1860|
|• Mayor||Ross Vowles|
|• Federal riding||Pontiac|
|• Prov. riding||Pontiac|
|• Total||181.80 km2 (70.19 sq mi)|
|• Land||175.21 km2 (67.65 sq mi)|
|• Density||1.7/km2 (4/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||31.6%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||J0X 2A0|
|Highways|| Route 301
It is named after a town with the same name in Yorkshire, England. The name Thorn(e) is rarely used alone in English toponymy where it is more common in other forms such as Thornhill, Thornton, Thornley, Thornham, Thorngrove.
Thorne is located in the Gatineau Hills with its highest hills reaching an elevation of 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level. Its notable lakes are Barnes, Johnson, Mecham, Sparling, Thorne, and Toote Lakes.
Its settlements include Greer Mount, Hodgins, Ladysmith, Schwartz, Thornby, and Thorne Centre.
On May 1, 1861, the Township of Thorne was formed when it separated from Clarendon Township. But because it was too small to form its own municipality, it was merged with Leslie Township. James Martin was its first mayor.
That same year, it had a population between 450 to 465 people, made up of mixed national origin but only fourteen French Canadians. During the next ten years, the area had a large increase of settlers from German descent.
In 1867, Leslie Township separated (now part of Otter Lake) and Thorne was merged with its neighbouring townships to form the United Township Municipality of Thorne-Cawood-et-Alleyn. In 1876, the Cawood and Alleyn townships were separated, resulting in the creation of the Township Municipality of Thorne on January 1, 1877, with John Rennix as mayor.
On August 2, 2003, the statute of the municipality changed and the Township Municipality of Thorne became the Municipality of Thorne.
|Historical Census Data - Thorne, Quebec|
- English as first language: 81%
- French as first language: 13%
- Other as first language: 6%
- Reference number 379135 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
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- "Municipalité de Canton de Thorne" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
- "Canton de Thorne" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
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- "Pontiac MRC Gateway: Thorne". Pontiac MRC Gateway. Retrieved 2008-06-20.[dead link]
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census