Chénéville, Quebec

Papineau Regional County Municipality Duhamel, Quebec Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk, Quebec
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Location within Papineau RCM
Location within Papineau RCM
Chénéville is located in Western Quebec
Location in western Quebec
Coordinates: 45°53′N 75°03′W / 45.883°N 75.050°W / 45.883; -75.050Coordinates: 45°53′N 75°03′W / 45.883°N 75.050°W / 45.883; -75.050[1]
ConstitutedAugust 21, 1996
 • MayorGilles Tremblay
 • Federal ridingArgenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. ridingPapineau
 • Total66.80 km2 (25.79 sq mi)
 • Land66.76 km2 (25.78 sq mi)
 • Total764
 • Density11.4/km2 (30/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016
Decrease 3.5%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 315
Route 321 Edit this at Wikidata
Route 315 through Chénéville

Chénéville is a town and municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Papineau Regional County Municipality.


First settled in the middle of the 19th century, its first post office opened in 1864 under the name Sévigné, perhaps in honour of the Marquise de Sévigné (1626-1696). From 1876 to 1884, the post office was known as Hartwell, and from 1884 on, it became Chénéville. It could be that it was renamed in memory of a nephew of Hercule Chéné who was born around 1864.[4] (Pierre Hercule Chéné (1834-1904) was mayor of Ripon-et-Hartwell, Hartwell-et-Suffolk, Hartwell, and Hartwell-et-Preston, and counsellor of Chénéville.[5])

In 1903, the village separated from the United Township Municipality of Hartwell-et-Preston to form the Village Municipality of Chénéville, following a request from 55 citizens submitted to the Lieutenant Governor.[4] Hygin Locas was its first mayor. At that time, the village consisted of 26 homes and 6 streets.[5]

The Vinoy Post Office opened in 1871, most likely named in honour of the French General Joseph Vinoy (1800-1880). In 1920, the western portion of Suffolk Township separated and formed the Township Municipality of Suffolk-West, but was renamed Vinoy three years later. On August 21, 1996, the Vinoy merged to Chénéville and they formed the new Municipality of Chénéville.[4]


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A portion of the village lies in the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, which operates Anglophone public schools:


  1. ^ Reference number 319411 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire". Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ a b c "(Code 2480103) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Chénéville (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
  5. ^ a b "Patrimoine Municipalité de Chénéville" (in French). Corporation municipale de Chénéville. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
  6. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  9. ^ "LAURENTIAN REGIONAL HS ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 4, 2017.