Lawrenceville, Quebec

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Village municipality
Location within Le Val-Saint-François RCM.
Location within Le Val-Saint-François RCM.
Lawrenceville is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°25′N 72°21′W / 45.417°N 72.350°W / 45.417; -72.350Coordinates: 45°25′N 72°21′W / 45.417°N 72.350°W / 45.417; -72.350[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
RCM Le Val-Saint-François
Constituted April 27, 1905
 • Mayor Michel Carbonneau
 • Federal riding Shefford
 • Prov. riding Orford
 • Total 17.20 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
 • Land 17.32 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 652
 • Density 37.7/km2 (98/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.6%
 • Dwellings 285
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0E 1W0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 243
Census profile 2442045[3]
MAMROT info 42045[2]
Toponymie info 34934[1]

Lawrenceville is a Village municipality in the Le Val-Saint-François Regional County Municipality in the Estrie region of Quebec.

It is situated west of Sherbrooke, near the Black River. Around 650 Lawrence villagers are counted in an area of 17 square kilometers.


The name of the village honors Mr. Henry Lawrence, son of Isaac Lawrence who originally came from Canaan, Connecticut, and moved to Shefford Township in 1794 settling his family near Lake Waterloo between Fulford and Waterloo. In 1800 the township of Stukely was created, and Henry and his brother Erastus became Samuel Willard's associates and both moved to South Stukely in 1804. Erastus died 8 years later. In 1836 Henry Lawrence moved to the northern part of Stukely and built a sawmill and flourmill on an island which became part of Lawrenceville. Although, the village of Lawrenceville was not constituted until 1905 by detachment of the municipality from the township of North-Stukely. Only remains of the building can still be found on Henry's Island, two dwellings still exist: dating from the 19th century, that is the Island Park House of Victorian style and another house, with a double-slope roof. Henry died in 1864, surviving his first wife Polly Day, daughter of Pelatiah and Hannah (Curtis) Day, and remarried to Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of the precursor of Waterloo, Captain Ezekiel Lewis and his wife Abigail Gibbs.



Historical Census Data - Lawrenceville, Quebec[4]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 612 —    
1996 666 +8.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 629 −5.6%
2006 642 +2.1%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 652 +1.6%


Mother tongue (2011)[3]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 640 97.0%
English only 10 1.5%
Both English and French 5 0.75%
Non-official languages 5 0.75%

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