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Sainte-Marie, Québec, Canada - Église du Saint-Nom de Marie 62, rue Notre-Dame Sud, Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, QUÉBEC Established 1835 Source: Google maps

The town of Sainte-Marie, sometimes called Sainte-Marie de Beauce, is part of the historic and traditional region of Beauce and is located in the Municipalité régionale de comté de La Nouvelle-Beauce (administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches), whose it is the capital.

Sainte-Marie, an important industrial, commercial and agricultural center, is located about 40 kilometers south of Quebec. The city covers an area of more than 106 square kilometers. The Chaudière River crosses its territory.

The name of the city comes from the name of Marie-Claire Fleury de la Gorgendière, wife of the first lord of the region, Thomas-Jacques Taschereau, to whom the seigneury was granted in 1736.

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Église du Saint-Nom de Marie
62, rue Notre-Dame Sud, Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, QUÉBEC
Established 18
Sainte-Marie, Québec, Canada

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Église du Saint-Nom de Marie
62, rue Notre-Dame Sud, Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, QUÉBEC
Established 1835
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1736 - Seigniory (Ste. Marie) Granted Sept. 23, 1736, to Sieur Taschereau.

The parish of Sainte-Marie was founded in 1737 and canonically erected in 1835.
In 1913, the urbanized part of the parish separated to form the village of Sainte-Marie which obtained city status on April 9, 1958. In 1978, the parish and the city came together again.
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1745 - Parish of Ste-Marie-de-Beauce is established

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
La Maison Pierre-Lacroix is the oldest stone house in Beauce, built in 1821.

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1832 - Ste. Marie,
seigniory, in the co. of Beace, is bounded N.E. by the T. of Frampton and the S. of Jolliet; S.W. by St. Giles; in the rear by St. Joseph; in front by St. Etienne. - 3 leagues broad and 2 deep, according to the title. Granted Sept. 23, 1736, to Sieur Taschereau. The principal proprietors now are O. Perrault, Chas. Taschereau, E. Taschereau, Geo. Taschereau, and __ Fortier, Esqrs... The Village of Ste. Marie is the largest and most flourishing on the Chaudiere; it consists of 39 houses, including the manor-house, two seignorial houses, a custom-house and two good inns; this is also a church with a parsonage-house. At the convent, a well-built stone edifice of 2 stores, 20 to 25 girls are instructed. There are two annual fairs, one held in March and the other in Sept. - In this S. there are nearly 900 families. The number of persons both willing and able to make new settlements is not considerable, as may be inferred from the fact, that all those young persons who have lately taken... Read MORE...

1835 - Église du Saint-Nom de Marie established at Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce

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1873
LA BEAUCE, or STE. MARIE, a flourishing post village in Beauce co., Que., on the S. shore of the River Chaudiere, 30 miles from Quebec. It contains a number of mills and stores, a fine college, 4 hotels, an iron foundry, several tanneries, and copper and manganese mines. Pop. 1,000.

STE. MARIE DE LA BEAUCE. Beauce co., Que. See La Beauce.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - La Beauce / Sainte Marie de la Beauce
La Beauce, or Sainte Marie de la Beauce, a post-village in Beauce co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the river Chaudiere, 30 1/ 2 miles by rail S. of Quebec. It has mills and stores, a college, 4 hotels, an iron-foundry, tanneries, and copper- and manganese-mines. Pop. 1000.
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
Ste-Marie
Ste-Marie, Qué, Town, pop 11 320 (2001c), 10 966 (1996c), 10 513 (1991cA), 9536 (1986c), area 107.20 km2, inc 1855, is located on the Rivière CHAUDIÈRE. Situated on lowlands suitable for agriculture, it was built on part of the seigneury given in 1736 to Thomas-Jacques Taschereau. It was inhabited by colonists from the Beaupré shore and from ÎLE D'ORLÉANS. Ste-Marie is one of the oldest settlements in the Beauce region, having celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1994.

During the 19th century, Ste-Marie retained its agricultural importance, but progressively became a regional service centre as the construction of the Québec Central railway sparked the development and settlement of its hinterland. From 1880 to 1940, the wood industry was a major part of its economy. The town now has prosperous industries in the food sector and in metalworking.
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An Aviation Museum was set up in the Maison Dupuis in 1982. It was the first Francophone Civil Aviation Museum in North America.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce:
Parc Nault: A lovely park with walking trails, green spaces, and picnic areas. It's a great spot for a relaxing day outdoors, whether you want to go for a stroll, have a family picnic, or simply enjoy nature.

Église Sainte-Marie: Visit the local church, Église Sainte-Marie, to admire its architecture and perhaps attend a service if you're interested in the local religious and cultural scene.

Véloroute de la Chaudière: If you enjoy cycling, explore the Véloroute de la Chaudière, a scenic cycling route that runs along the Chaudière River. The trail provides beautiful views and a chance to experience the natural beauty of the region.

La Cache à Maxime: This is a local winery and cider house where you can enjoy tastings of local wines and ciders. It's a great place to relax and savor some of the region's flavors.

Domaine Taschereau - Parc Nature: A nature park where you can engage in outdoor activities like hiking and birdwatching. It's an ideal place to connect with nature... Read MORE...

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