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Verchères

POI: 45.783333, -73.350000
Verchères is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in Montérégie, Quebec, located on the south bank of the Saint Lawrence River. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 5,692.
History
In the 17th century, the settlement at Verchères was the scene of an Iroquois raid that was apparently thwarted by the ingenuity of a 14-year-old girl named Madeleine (now known as Madeleine de Verchères). A cast-iron statue of Madeleine de Verchères stands today by the former location of the settlement stronghold on the shore of the Saint-Lawrence river. In French, the word Verchères can be used as an adjective to describe a specific type of rowboat invented in Verchères at the end of the 19th century, i.e. chaloupe verchères. A specimen of the rowboat is on permanent outdoor display during in the summer and fall in at the Parc Jean-Marie Moreau across from the town office. The motto of Verchères is In Tenebris Lumen Rectis Corde. The streets of Verchères are mostly named after the patronyms of residing families but also after local people who rose to celebrity in Canadian history.
Demographics
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Notable natives and residents
Joseph Coulon de Jumonville whose death while a prisoner of George Washington ignited the French and Indian War theater of the Seven Years' War Louis Coulon de Villiers who is the only officer to whom Washington ever surrendered. François Coulon de Villiers another of the Coulon brothers who would later be Alcalde of New Orleans, Louisiana (New Spain) Bernard Landry former Premier of Quebec . Lynda Lemay, songwriter and singer. Calixa Lavallée, composer of O Canada. Pierre Bouchard, Montreal Canadiens retired former professional hockey player. Alexandre Beaudoin, fingerprint scientist
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See also
List of municipalities in Quebec
References
External links
Media related to Verchères (Québec) at Wikimedia Commons Official site of Verchères...   ... (English)
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Le Quai de Verchères
Le Quai de Verchères
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Le Moulin Banal de Verchères (1730)
Le Moulin Banal de Verchères (1730)
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Marie-Madeleine Jarret de Verchères (1678-1747)
Marie-Madeleine Jarret de Verchères (1678-1747)
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Le Quai de Verchères, Quebec
Le Quai de Verchères, Quebec
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Église St-François-Xavier-de-Verchères (1818-1894)
Église St-François-Xavier-de-Verchères (1818-1894)
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Le fleuve / The River n
Le fleuve / The River n
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Le Cimetière de Verchères
Le Cimetière de Verchères
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