Waterfall in the village of Abercorn, Québec
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Historic region||Eastern Townships|
|Constituted||June 25, 1929|
|• Mayor||Jean-Charles Bissonnette|
|• Federal riding||Brome—Missisquoi|
|• Prov. riding||Brome-Missisquoi|
|• Total||27.00 km2 (10.42 sq mi)|
|• Land||27.22 km2 (10.51 sq mi)|
|There is an apparent
contradiction between two
|• Density||14.4/km2 (37/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||6.8%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||J0E 1B0|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
Thomas Spencer built the first log cabin near Abercorn in 1792. The village was originally called Sheppard’s Mills in honour of Thomas Sheppard, a New Hampshire loyalist who built the area's first grain and saw mill. Originally part of Sutton, Abercorn was established as a township in 1929.
The village is located on the northern edge of the Green Mountains in the Sutton Valley, flanked to the west by the Pinnacle and to the east by the Sutton Mountain range. The Sutton river runs through the valley, as does Route 139 and the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway.
Located about 105 km from Montréal via Autoroute 10 and near the ski hills of Mount Sutton, Bromont, Jay Peak, Vermont, and Mont Owl's Head, Abercorn is a popular day trip and vacation spot for Montrealers.
Home language (2006)
|Visible minorities and Aboriginal population|
|Canada 2006 Census||Population||% of Total Population|
|Visible minority group
|Mixed visible minority||0||0|
|Other visible minority||0||0|
|Total visible minority population||0||0|
|Total Aboriginal population||0||0|
- Reference number 88 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 46005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BROME--MISSISQUOI (Quebec)
- "(Code 2446005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Abercorn, Quebec
- Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision