Frelighsburg, Quebec

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Frelighsburg
Municipality
The Freligh Mill on Pike River
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Frelighsburg, Quebec is located in Southern Quebec
Frelighsburg
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°03′N 72°50′W / 45.050°N 72.833°W / 45.050; -72.833Coordinates: 45°03′N 72°50′W / 45.050°N 72.833°W / 45.050; -72.833[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionEastern Townships
RCMBrome-Missisquoi
ConstitutedSeptember 28, 1985
Government[2]
 • MayorJacques Ducharme
 • Federal ridingBrome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. ridingBrome-Missisquoi
Area[2][3]
 • Total124.60 km2 (48.11 sq mi)
 • Land123.72 km2 (47.77 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total1,094
 • Density8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011Increase 6.2%
 • Dwellings566
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s)J0J 1C0
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 213
Route 237
 
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Frelighsburg
Municipality
The Freligh Mill on Pike River
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Frelighsburg, Quebec is located in Southern Quebec
Frelighsburg
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°03′N 72°50′W / 45.050°N 72.833°W / 45.050; -72.833Coordinates: 45°03′N 72°50′W / 45.050°N 72.833°W / 45.050; -72.833[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionEastern Townships
RCMBrome-Missisquoi
ConstitutedSeptember 28, 1985
Government[2]
 • MayorJacques Ducharme
 • Federal ridingBrome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. ridingBrome-Missisquoi
Area[2][3]
 • Total124.60 km2 (48.11 sq mi)
 • Land123.72 km2 (47.77 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total1,094
 • Density8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011Increase 6.2%
 • Dwellings566
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s)J0J 1C0
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 213
Route 237

Frelighsburg, (Quebec, Canada) is a municipality located in the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, which is part of the administrative region of the Eastern Townships. 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.

Frelighsburg is situated at the foot of The Pinnacle, which is part of the Sutton Mountain Range of the Appalachian Mountains.

History[edit]

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.[1]

Geography[edit]

Frelighsburg is less than 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the Canada-US border with Vermont, nestled in a valley of orchards crossed by the Pike River and at the foot of The Pinnacle.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend[4]
CensusPopulationChange (%)
20111,094Increase 6.2%
20061,030Decrease 4.7%
20011,081Increase 3.1%
19961,048Decrease 1.7%
19911,066N/A
Mother tongue language (2006)[5]
LanguagePopulationPct (%)
French only85584.65%
English only12011.88%
Both English and French151.49%
Other languages201.98%

Infrastructure[edit]

Frelighsburg is crossed by the Route 237. Route 213 starts in Frelighsburgh.

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