The Freligh Mill on Pike River
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Constituted||September 28, 1985|
|• Mayor||Jean Lévesque|
|• Federal riding||Brome—Missisquoi|
|• Prov. riding||Brome-Missisquoi|
|• Total||124.60 km2 (48.11 sq mi)|
|• Land||123.72 km2 (47.77 sq mi)|
|• Density||8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||6.2%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
|Highways|| Route 213 |
Frelighsburg, (Quebec, Canada) is a municipality located in the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, which is part of the administrative region of the Montérégie. 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.
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.
- http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/ct/ToposWeb/fiche.aspx?no_seq=148987 Frelighsburg - Commission de toponymie du Québec
- Geographic code 46010 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Frelighsburg, Quebec
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Frelighsburg, Quebec
- Media related to Frelighsburg at Wikimedia Commons