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(Saints-Gervais-et-Protais)

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Saint-Gervais, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Gervais et Saint-Protais 225, rue Principale, Saint-Gervais, QUÉBEC Established 1832 wikipedia

The municipality of Saint-Gervais occupies an area of nearly 88 square kilometers and is part of the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches and the regional county municipality of Bellechasse.

Saint-Gervais is located 25 kilometers southeast of Lévis and 25 kilometers southwest of Saint-Vallier. Bounded to the north by Saint-Charles, to the west by Saint-Anselme, to the east by Saint-Raphaël and to the south by Saint-Lazare, this rich agricultural parish is located in the heart of the MRC de Bellechasse.

During the period of the deportation of the Acadians, two groups of Acadians came to settle on the lands of the seigneur of Beaumont. In the winter of 1755-1756, Sieur Michel-Jean Péan, Lord of Livaudière, first granted the land to seven families of Acadian refugees, then to another group made up of thirteen families.

The economy of the locality is rather centered on agriculture, in particular, dairy and pig farming, as well as maple syrup production. Indeed, in Saint-Gervais we find the largest concentration of farmers in Bellechasse.

It should also be remembered that at the beginning of the 19th century, Saint-Gervais was among the first municipalities in Quebec to organize a factory school system.

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Église de Saint-Gervais et Saint-Protais
225, rue Principale, Saint-Gervais, QUÉBEC
Established 18
Saint-Gervais, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada

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Église de Saint-Gervais et Saint-Protais
225, rue Principale, Saint-Gervais, QUÉBEC
Established 1832
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1752 - Seigniory (St. Gervais) Granted September 20th, 1752, to Sieur Michel Jean Hugues Pean de Livaudiere.

1780 - Parish of Sts-Gervais et Protais is established

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
1832 - Église de Saint-Gervais et Saint-Protais established at Saint-Gervais

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1832 - ST. GERVAIS,
seigniory, in the co. of Bellechasee, is bounded N.E. by the T. of Armagh; S.W. by the S. of Montpeine; in the rear by the T. of Buckland; in front by the augmentations of Beaumont and St. Michel and the S. of Livaudiere. - 2 1/ 2 leagues in breadth, by the same in depth. Granted September 20th, 1752, to Sieur Michel Jean Hugues Pean de Livaudiere. - On account of the irregularity and mountainous nature of its surface, one half of the S. is unfit for cultivation, although the soil itself is not bad, being principally light-coloured loam. It abounds in timber of the best species, and is watered by the rivers du Sud, le Bras, Ruisseau du Moulin, &c. besides 4 lakes and sheets of water of minor size. - One of the principal occupations of the inhabitants during the spring is the manufacture of maple-sugar, of which they contrive to send considerable quantities to market... The village contains 30 houses... - The apparel of two-thirds of inhabitants is made of Canadian cloth, nevertheless,... Read MORE...

1873
ST. GERVAIS, a flourishing post village of Quebec, co. of Bellechasse, 5 miles from St. Charles. It contains saw, grist, carding and fulling mills, and 7 or 8 stores, and has a large trade in produce and ca tie. Pop. 850.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - St Gervais
St Gervais. vil.. Quebec. co. Bellechasse, 4 m. S. of St. Charles. and 21 m. from Quebec. P. of sub-dist. 2,215.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Saint-Gervais
Saint-Gervais, a post-village of Quebec, co. of Bellechasse, 5 miles S. of St. Charles. It has saw-, grist-, carding-, and fulling-mills, 7 or 8 stores, and a large trade. Pop. 850.
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-Gervais, a post-village of Bellechasse co., Quebec, 5 miles S. of St. Charles. It has saw and grist-mills.
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 - Saint-Gervais in Bellechasse, Québec, offers a charming mix of natural beauty, historical sites, and recreational activities. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Saint-Gervais:
Parc Régional du Massif du Sud:

Explore the stunning regional park, known for its diverse landscapes, including forests, mountains, and rivers.

Hiking trails range from easy to challenging, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Chutes de la rivière du Sud:

Visit the Chutes de la rivière du Sud to witness the beauty of cascading waterfalls. It's a great spot for photography and relaxation.

Église de Saint-Gervais:

Discover the local history by visiting Église de Saint-Gervais, a charming church with a rich heritage.

La Seigneurie des Aulnaies:

Take a short drive to La Seigneurie des Aulnaies, a historic site featuring a beautifully preserved manor and gardens. Guided tours provide insights into the region's past.

Véloroute de la Chaudière:

If you enjoy cycling, explore the Véloroute de la Chaudière, a network of bike paths that wind through picturesque landscapes.

Mont Orignal:

Head to Mont Orignal for outdoor adventures. In winter,... Read MORE...

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