Roxton Falls, Quebec

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Roxton Falls
Village municipality
Bernaches du Canada en face du village de Roxton Falls 01.jpg
Official logo of Roxton Falls
Location within Acton RCM
Location within Acton RCM
Roxton Falls is located in Southern Quebec
Roxton Falls
Roxton Falls
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°34′N 72°31′W / 45.567°N 72.517°W / 45.567; -72.517Coordinates: 45°34′N 72°31′W / 45.567°N 72.517°W / 45.567; -72.517[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Acton
Constituted January 1, 1863
 • Mayor Jean-Marie Laplante
 • Federal riding Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot
 • Prov. riding Johnson
 • Total 5.10 km2 (1.97 sq mi)
 • Land 4.88 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 1,265
 • Density 259.1/km2 (671/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 3.1%
 • Dwellings 576
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) J0H 1E0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 139
Route 222
Route 241

Roxton Falls is a village municipality in Acton Regional County Municipality, in the Canadian province of Quebec. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,265.

It is surrounded entirely by the township municipality of Roxton. Roxton Falls and Roxton are legally distinct municipalities (with separate elected officials), but the administration of both is physically located in the village of Roxton Falls.

Roxton Falls has only a few hundred more people than Roxton, but is concentrated in a much smaller geographic area. It is highlighted by a split on the Black River which surrounds a small island, causing two nine meters falls.


The first mayor of Roxton Falls, from 1863 was John Wood, a leather tanner who had moved to that area in 1851. He was mayor until 1880, followed by Joseph Lafontaine.



Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 1,265 Decrease 3.1%
2006 1,305 Increase 0.4%
2001 1,300 Decrease 5.2%
1996 1,371 Increase 2.6%
1991 1,336 N/A


Mother tongue language (2006)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 1,305 99.24%
English only 0 0.00%
Both English and French 0 0.00%
Other languages 10 0.76%

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