Coaticook

Coaticook Regional County Municipality United States Quebec
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Coaticook
Main Street
Main Street
Location within Coaticook RCM.
Location within Coaticook RCM.
Coaticook is located in Southern Quebec
Coaticook
Coaticook
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°08′N 71°48′W / 45.133°N 71.800°W / 45.133; -71.800Coordinates: 45°08′N 71°48′W / 45.133°N 71.800°W / 45.133; -71.800[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionEstrie
RCMCoaticook
Settled1820s
ConstitutedDecember 30, 1998
Government
 • MayorSimon Madore
 • Federal ridingCompton—Stanstead
 • Prov. ridingSaint-François
Area
 • Total222.73 km2 (86.00 sq mi)
 • Land219.51 km2 (84.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[4]
 • Total8,698
 • Density39.6/km2 (103/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016
Decrease 6.0%
 • Dwellings
3,956
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 141
Route 147
Route 208
Websitewww.ville.coaticook.qc.ca

Coaticook (English: /kˈætɪkʊk/)[5] is a town in southeastern Quebec, Canada on the Coaticook River; it is the seat of the Coaticook Regional County Municipality. Its southern border is also the Canada–United States border.

Communities

In addition to the primary community of Coaticook, smaller communities now within the municipal boundaries include Baldwin's Mills, Barnston, Ladd's Mills and Stanhope. Stanhope was a separate community in the 1890s and has a small private airport, the Stanhope Airport.

Name

The municipality is named after the Coaticook River. The name “Coaticook” is of Abenaki origin, deriving from the term “koatikeku”, which means “where the river is bordered by white pines”.[6]

History

The place was founded in 1818. Richard Baldwin Senior, from Barnston Pinacle cleared a parcel of land where later the City Hall was built. Richard Baldwin son, built the first permanent residence at this place. The area of the Townships of Barnston and Barford was settled in the 1820s and 1830s by British Loyalists and US Americans, mainly from New England States.[7][8][9] The municipality was finally incorporated in 1864. Following the merger of the municipalities of Barnston Township and Barford Township on December 12, 1998, the surface area of the newly created municipality increased considerably. Today, Coaticook extends over a total land area of 218.89 square kilometres and the 108 animal farms within its territory, including 66 dairy farms, make it one of Quebec's major milk producers.[10][11] Coaticook is dubbed the Pearl of the Eastern Townships.

Demographics

Population

Mother tongue:[15]

Cemeteries

Cemeteries in or near Coaticook include Mount Forest Cemetery,[16] Saint Edmond Cemetery,[17][18] St-Luc and St-Wilfrid-de-Barnston.

Climate

Sports

Coaticook is home to the Coaticook Big Bill of the Ligue de Baseball Senior Élite du Québec, which play their home games in Julien Morin Stadium.

Pictures of Coaticook

See also

References

  1. ^ Reference number 351657 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Coaticook". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Archived from the original on 2011-12-27. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  3. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  4. ^ a b "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  5. ^ The Canadian Press (2017), The Canadian Press Stylebook (18th ed.), Toronto: The Canadian Press
  6. ^ A Look at Origins and Geography, virtualmuseum.ca
  7. ^ Historical highlights of the region, tourismecoaticook.ca
  8. ^ Heritage in motion, magazinecontinuite.com
  9. ^ Great Pioneer Builders, virtualmuseum.ca
  10. ^ Coaticook Bridging town and country, circuitsdecouvertecoaticook.org
  11. ^ Coaticook, baladodecouverte.com
  12. ^ a b "Electronic Area Profiles". Canada 1996 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  13. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  14. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  15. ^ "Coaticook community profile". 2016 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  16. ^ "Mount Forest Cemetery, Coaticook, Stanstead County, Quebec". interment.net. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  17. ^ "Liste des cimetières du diocèse". Cimetière Saint-Michel-de-Sherbrooke (in French). Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  18. ^ "Saint Edmond Cemetery, Coaticook, Stanstead County, Quebec". interment.net. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  19. ^ "Coaticook, Quebec Climate". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved July 16, 2015.