Location within Papineau RCM
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|Constituted||August 21, 1996|
|• Mayor||Gilles Tremblay|
|• Federal riding||Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel|
|• Prov. riding||Papineau|
|• Total||66.80 km2 (25.79 sq mi)|
|• Land||66.76 km2 (25.78 sq mi)|
|• Density||11.4/km2 (30/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2011-2016||3.5%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Highways|| Route 315 |
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. (Pierre Hercule Chéné (1834-1904) was mayor of Ripon-et-Hartwell, Hartwell-et-Suffolk, Hartwell, and Hartwell-et-Preston, and counsellor of Chénéville.)
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. Hygin Locas was its first mayor. At that time, the village consisted of 26 homes and 6 streets.
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.
- Population total in 1996:
- Chénéville (village): 646
- Vinoy (municipality): 109
- Population in 1991:
- Chénéville (village): 635
- Vinoy (municipality): 125
- English as first language: 3.3%
- French as first language: 94.1%
- English and French as first language: 0.7%
- Other as first language: 0.7%
A portion of the village lies in the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, which operates Anglophone public schools:
- Reference number 319411 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- "Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire". Retrieved 2012-03-11.
- "(Code 2480103) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
- "Chénéville (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
- "Patrimoine Municipalité de Chénéville" (in French). Corporation municipale de Chénéville. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
- "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- "LAURENTIAN REGIONAL HS ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 4, 2017.