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Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli  2, pl. de l’Église, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QUÉBEC Established 1721 Source: Google maps

Located in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, halfway between Quebec and Rivière-du-Loup, on the banks of the St. Lawrence, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli covers an area of nearly 69 square kilometers. . The municipality is part of the L'Islet Regional County Municipality.

For a long time, it was an agricultural village, but Saint-Jean-Port-Joli knew how to build a strong and diversified economy and nowadays, the city has advanced industries in the transformation of wood, metal and plastic, in addition to a diverse and thriving tourism and cultural industry.

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Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli
 2, pl. de l’Église, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QUÉBEC
Established 1721
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada

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Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli
2, pl. de l’Église, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QUÉBEC
Established 1721
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Saint-Jean-Port-Joli church, established in 1779
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada

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Saint-Jean-Port-Joli church, established in 1779
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L'Anse aux Sauvages, St-Jean-Port-Joli
Trois Saumons Mill
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Trois Saumons Mill
Auberge du Faubourg, St. Jean Port Joli, Quebec, Route 2.
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1677 - Seigniory (St. Jean Port Joli) Granted, May 25, 1677, to Noel L'Anglois

1721 - Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli established at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

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1832 - ST. JEAN PORT JOLI,
seigniory, in the co. of L'Islet is bounded N.E. by Reaume; S.W. by the S. of L'Islet; in the rear by the augmentation of the T. of Ashford; in front by the St. Lawrence. - 2 leagues in front and depth. Granted, May 25, 1677, to Noel L'Anglois, and now belongs to __ Gaspe, Esq. - The land in front is rather low, but the uniformity is varied by a trifling ridge and a few rising grounds; towards the rear it is mountainous and rugged. The soil is a mixture of light sandy earth and clay; about the high lands it is poor and indifferent. About one-third of the tract is in a moderate state of cultivation, and the settlements, generally speaking, have been brought by industry into a very respectable condition. - All the lands are conceded and surveyed. May farms were conceded before 1759, at the rate of 40 sols for each front arpent by 40 in depth; the farms conceded since that period were granted on the same terms, with the exception of some, the rent of which does not exceed 3 livres per... Read MORE...

1859
JEAN-PORT-JOLI (Saint), a seignory of Lower Canada, in the co. of L'Islet, bounded, in front by the St. Lawrence. It rises into mountains toward the rear, and is watered by the Trois-Saumons, and Port-Joli rivers, the estuaries of both of which form good harbors. The soil consists of land, sandy earth, and clay, and about one-third of it is under good cultivation. The timber consists chiefly of maple, epinette, spruce, and black-birch.

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 4
Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1873
ST. JEAN PORT JOLI, a post village of Quebec, capital of the co. of L'Islet, on the S shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the G. T. R, 71 miles N.E. of Quebec. It contains a telegraph office, a church, a tannery, and about 10 stores. Pop. 400; of parish 2,436.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - St Jean Port Joli
St Jean Port Joli, vil.. Quebec. chef-lieu of L'lslet co., on R. St Lawrence, 58 m. E. by N. of Quebec. P. of sub-dist. 2,622.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Saint Jean Port Joli
Saint Jean Port Joli, a post-village of Quebec: capital of the co. of L'Islet, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the Grand Trunk Railway, 71 miles N.E. of Quebec. It contains a church, a tannery, and about 10 stores. Pop. 400.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Saint Jean Port Joli, a post-village of L'Islet co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence River and on the Intercolonial R., 71 miles NE. of Quebec.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli:
Musée de l'accordéon (Accordion Museum):

Dive into the musical history of the region at this unique museum dedicated to accordions. Explore the exhibits showcasing different types of accordions and learn about their cultural significance.

Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (Saint-Jean-Port-Joli Church):

Visit the picturesque village church, a testament to the area's rich history. The architecture and serene surroundings make it a peaceful spot for reflection.

Ateliers et Galerie d'Art Traditionnel (Workshops and Traditional Art Gallery):

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is renowned for its vibrant arts scene. Visit the workshops and art galleries to witness local artisans crafting beautiful wood carvings, sculptures, and other traditional Québécois art.

Promenade Gérard-Morisset (Gérard-Morisset Promenade):

Take a leisurely stroll along the river at Promenade Gérard-Morisset. Enjoy the scenic views of the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding nature.

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male ancestorJacques-Sebastien SOULARD (23 July 1709 - 24 October 1782) and female ancestorMarie-Marguerite-Louise ROY (1721 - 31 May 1763) married 13 August 1742
male ancestorLouis-Gabriel CHOUINARD (4 February 1736 - 13 March 1820) and female ancestorFrançoise TOUSSAINT (2 August 1742 - 12 November 1828) married 8 February 1768
male ancestorJoseph-Julien CHOUINARD (27 December 1750 - 16 February 1811) and female ancestorMarguerite CARON (17 November 1745 - 10 August 1814) married 9 February 1769
male ancestorPierre MERCIER (20 February 1746 - 9 June 1802) and female ancestorMarguerite FORTIN (1754 - 19 September 1821) married 8 January 1770
male ancestorJean-Baptiste DUBE (31 May 1750 - 11 February 1833) and female ancestorVeronique FOURNIER (9 August 1751 - 16 November 1809) married 21 January 1771
male ancestorLouis-Marie CHOUINARD (6 June 1728 - 6 June 1784) and female ancestorFrançoise PELLETIER (23 March 1751 - ) married 25 November 1771
male ancestorMichel JEAN (1748 - 2 November 1796) and female ancestorMarie-Françoise CARON (27 October 1751 - 27 March 1811) married 21 January 1771
male ancestorCharles-François SOUCY (14 January 1745 - 19 February 1833) and female ancestorJosephte LECLERC (15 January 1748 - 27 April 1828) married 9 November 1772
male ancestorAugustin DESTROISMAISONS dit PICARD (1748 - ) and female ancestorTheotiste-Clotilde THIBAULT (1744 - ) married 9 February 1773

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