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Cairnside
A hamlet in Paroisse de St-Malachie (Ormstown) and Très-St-Sacrement Parish at the junction of the Fertile Creek Concession and the Brysonville Sideroad/Rock Road. (45.123N/73.900W) It was named after the first and only postmaster, James Cairns. It is now called Village St-Pierre on the Très-St-Sacrement side of the sideroad.
Cairnside Post Office
The Cairnside Post Office operated there from 1878 to 1918. It was named after the Postmaster James Cairns.
Cairnside Sideroad
An alternate name for the Brysonville Sideroad especially the stretch between Tullochgorum Road and Cairnside (Village St-Pierre). (45.131N/73.909W) It is sometimes called Montée Cairns (Cairn's Sideroad). Now called Montée Bryson.
Caissonettes Point
A point on the south shore of Lake St-Francis 0.8mi (1.4km) NE of St-Anicet. (45.151N/74.352W) Previously called Caza's Point. Now called Pointe-Castagner.
Caldwell Manor
See: Seigniory of Foucault.
California Concession
The first double concession south of the Australia Concession in South Georgetown region of the seigniory of Beauharnois. Comprised of Eighth Range and Ninth Range (South Georgetown) and the road that ran between them and is now part of the Municipality of St-Chrysostome. (45.11N/73.84W) According to local lore, the unusual name was coined after an off-hand remark by a settler moving in from another area. When asked where he was going, he replied "California" as it was the time of the California Gold Rush and that was a popular destination of adventurers. The road is now called Rang St-Jean-Baptiste (St-Chrysostome) and runs between the Rock Sideroad (Montée du Rocher) and Aubrey.
California Village
The old name for Aubrey Village on the English River. Also named Le Village Petite Californie. It was renamed Aubrey when the post office was opened in 1867.
Calvin Church Cemetery
An old protestant cemetery located at the ruins of the Calvin Presbyterian Church at Laguerre (St-Anicet), close to the junction of the two branches of the Laguerre River, 0.5mi (0,8km) west of the corner of Chemin Rivière de LaGuerre and Quesnel Sideroad. (45.120N/74.315W)
Calvin Grove Post Office
A short lived (1 month) first name for the Kelvingrove Post Office.
Cameron's Corners
A local name for the hamlet of Tullochgorum. Named after the blacksmith who had a shop there.
Campbell's Rapids
A rapids on the Châteauguay River at Ste-Martine. (45.245N/73.808W) It was also called Reed's Rapids or Red Rapids and by the french habitants, Pin-Rouge.
Camp Douglas
See: Fort Hickory.
Canada Atlantic Railroad
A railway line built in the 1880s that ran from New England to Ottawa. Within the area of our concern, it ran in almost a straight line from Cantic to Valleyfield passing through valley communities such as Henrysburg, Barrington, Aubrey, Ayrness and St-Louis-de-Gonzague. It was acquired by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1905 and eventually by CNR in 1923.
Canada East
The name given to Lower Canada after the reorganization following the Act of Union in 1840. It was changed to Quebec Province at Confederation in 1867.
Canada West
The name given to Upper Canada after the reorganization following the Act of Union in 1840. It was changed to Ontario Province at Confederation in 1867.
Canal de la Rive Sud
Another local name for the St-Lawrence Seaway section on the south shore of Montreal.
Canal Island (Île-du-Canal)
The name of an island in the St-Lawrence River, in or next to the Akwesasne Indian Reserve (St-Régis). It is located 1.8mi (2.8km) NE of the tip of St-Régis Island, close to Île-Dodens.
Candiac
A town on the Montréal South Shore of the St-Lawrence River across from LaSalle, QC. It is 2.2mi (3.5km) SW of LaPrairie, QC. (45.39N/73.52W) It was named for a chateau in the Languedoc region of France, the birthplace of the Marquis de Montcalm.
Candiac Post Office
The Candiac Post Office operated from 1960 until 1967 when it changed name to Laprairie Sub no 1. It closed in 1975.
Caniaderi-Guarunte
An old indian name for Lake Champlain. It means mouth or door of the country.
Cantic
The railway junction near Lacolle of the Canada Atlantic Railway line going to Valleyfield, the Napierville Junction Railway line going to Delson and the Grand Trunk Railway line going to St-Jean. (45.070N/73.342W) Named for the railway - CANada atlanTIC. Previously called Lacolle Junction. Now named Notre-Dame-de-Mont-Carmel.
Cantic Post Office
The Cantic Post Office operated from 1946 until 1969.
Cannon Corners (NY)
A hamlet 2.9mi (4.6km) south of Covey Hill Customs. (44.963N/73.740W)
Cannon Corners (Port of Entry)
The US border post at Covey Hill border crossing. (45.002N/73.757W)
Canton de <xxxx>
French for "Township". See: <xxxx> Township.
Carcasse, La
The northeastern end of the Scotch Concession (Williamstown) that now lies within the Municipality of St-Urbain-Premier. (45.185N/73.771W) Some said that it was named because the farmers would take their dead cow carcasses there but it is more likely a corruption of the french word 'Écossais' meaning Scotch.
Carr's Corners
A hamlet at the point where the CNR line crossed Carr's Sideroad. It was located 0.6mi (1km) NW of the Rte 138 junction with Carr's Sideroad. (45.053N/74.276W)
Carr's Sideroad (Montée Carr)
A road running between Rte 138 and the Ridge Road passing Carr's Corners. (45.049N/74.274W)
Carr's Station
A railway station on the CNR line, located at Carr's Corners.
Cartier's Point
Shown on Bouchettes 1815 topo map, it was a point of land in Lake St-Francis at the western end of the St-Charles River (south channel of the St-Lawrence River) or at the outside southern tip of Baie St-François. It has now been altered beyond recognition with the construction of the Old and New Beauharnois Canals.
Cartier
A hamlet that was located on the north side of the St-Louis River, and on the west side of Rte 201. (45.199N/74.089W) On an 1896 map, it was called St-Louis.
Cartier Post Office
The Cartier Post Office was operating from 1885 until 1915.
Cascades
The old common name for Pointe-des-Cascades on the north shore of the St-Lawrence across from Melocheville. (45.330N/73.966W)
Cascades Point Post Office
The Cascades Point Post Office operated from 1893 until it changed its name to Pointe-des-Cascades Post Office in 1951.
Cascades Rapids
One of three rapids at Pointe-des-Cascades, it is located in the southern channel through the rapids on the east side of Pointe du Buisson. (45.319N/73.960W)
Cascagnette's Point
A point on the south shore of Lake St-Francis located 2.6mi (4.3km) NW of Cazaville. (45.107N/74.414W) Later called Levington's Point and now called Pointe-Breezy.
Cascagnette's Point Cemetery
An old catholic cemetery located somewhere on Cascagnette's point. (45.108N/74.413W)
Cataraqui (Cataracoui) River
The old name for the stretch of the St-Lawrence River between Pointe-des-Cascades and Lake St-Francis on the north side of Grande-Île.
Catharacoui
An old (c1760) name for the St-Louis River.
Catherinestown (Catherines Town)
A region in the Seigniory of Beauharnois bounded on the north by the St-Lawrence River and Lake St-Francis, on the south by the St-Louis River, on the east by Helenstown and on the west by Godmanchester Township of Huntingdon County. (center 45.20N/74.13W) Named after Alexander Ellice's daughter Catherine. Sometimes written as two words.
Catherinetown
An early hamlet at the present location of Valleyfield.
Cat Island
An island in Lake St-Francis, just off Pointe-Leblanc. It is very close to the border between Dundee and St-Anicet. (45.076N/74.446W) There are two islands named Cat and Kitten. On two topo maps from different decades, the names have been switched. Both islands are now part of the Akwesasne Indian Reserve. Not to be confused with Île-aux-Chats at Valleyfield.
Caughnawaga
An older name for the Kahnawake Indian Reserve and Kahnawake Village, used by non-natives. It was also called the "Village of Sault St-Louis".
Caughnawaga Cemetery (old)
Located at the old church on the waterfront at the western end of Kahnawake Village.
Caughnawaga, Municipality of
A local administrative district created in 1845, consisting of the old Mission of Sault St-Louis. It was part of the reform that replaced the first Municipal Districts created in 1841 and it, in turn, was replaced in 1847 with another reform. In 1855, there was further reform when the Counties were reborn. It was a confusing time.
Caughnawaga Post Office
The Caughnawaga Post Office operated from 1853 until it changed its name to Kahnawake Post Office in the 1984.
Caughnawaga Station
It was the northern terminus of the Province Line Branch of the Montreal and New York Railway line that ran from Plattsburgh (NY), through Hemmingford. It was located at the ferry landing from Lachine.
Caza's Point
The original name for Pointe-Castagnier, located 0.8mi (1.3km) NE of St-Anicet. (45.151N/74.352W) It was also called Pointe-Caissonettes fifty years ago.
Caza's Point Cemetery
A now plowed over catholic cemetery located on Caza's Point. The exact location is unknown but it was on lot 35 in the old lot numbering system.
Cazaville
A village in St-Anicet located at the junction of Rte 132 and Cazaville Sideroad (Montée Cazaville). (45.087N/73.372W) For some unknown reason, a modern topo map labels it as Godmanchester (Cazaville PO).
Cazaville Post Office
The Cazaville Post Office has been operating since 1871 except for a period from 1915 to 1923.
Cazaville Sideroad (Montée Cazaville)
A road running from the Ridge Road, NW to Cazaville where it joins Rte 132. (45.083N/74.366W)
Cécile
See: Cécile Junction, Ste-Cécile Village, Paroisse de Ste-Cécile.
Cécile Junction
A rail junction about 2mi (3.2km) east of Valleyfield. It was the junction of the NY Central (Conrail) Railway from Malone (NY), to Montréal and the now abandoned CNR line from Cantic (old Canada Atlantic Line) that crossed the St-Lawrence River.
Cedar Island (Île-au-Cèdres)
An small island just off Cedar Point (Pointe-au-Cèdre) (St-Anicet). It is located 3.2mi (5.1km) west of Cazaville. (45.091N/74.433W)
Cedar Point
A point on Lake St-Francis, 2.9mi (4.6km) west of Cazaville, QC. (45.090N/74.431W)
Cedars (Les Cèdres)
A town on the north shore of the St-Lawrence opposite St-Timothée. (45.306N/74.053W) Previously called Cedarstown and Cedar Village.
Cedars Post Office
The Cedars Post Office opened in 1789 and changed its name to Les Cèdres "around 1923".
Cedarstown
An old name for Cedars (Les Cèdres).
Centerville (NY)
An old name for Mooers Forks (NY).
Chambly Canal
A navigation canal that ran along the Richelieu from a point south of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu to the Chambly Basin. It was built in 1837 in order to bypass a series of rapids and shallow water.
Chambly County (1831-1841)
A county created in 1829 that comprised the Barony of Longueuil and the old Seigniories of Tremblay, Boucherville and Chambly Ouest. It was created in a reorganization that saw the old county names like Huntingdon, Kent and Surrey disappear and the area west of the Richelieu River split into the four counties of Beauharnois, Acadie, Laprairie and Chambly. It disappeared again in the 1840s during the municipal reforms of that period, only to reappear in a different shape, north of the County of St Johns in 1855.
Champlain and St-Lawrence Railroad
Canada's first public Railroad. A rail line from Laprairie to St-Jean built in 1836. Also the name of the extension rail line that ran from St-Jean to Rouses Point. It was later called the Lake Champlain Division of the Grand Trunk Railroad (or CNR). On an 1867 Eastern Townships map it is shown as the Montreal and Champlain Railroad.
Champlain Customs
The US Port of Entry at Champlain (NY). (45.008N/73.453W) The corresponding Canadian port is Blackpool.
Champlain Landing
A railway station on the Northern Railroad rail line in Champlain (NY) beside the Chazy River. It was a freight transfer point to boats that went south to Lake Champlain.
Champlain Street East (Hemmingford Village)
The present name of Rte 202 passing through Hemmingford Village, east of the village center corners. (45.046N/73.584W) Named after the Champlain Milk Co. butter factory that was located on that street. It was originally named East Street and locally referred to as Station Street, Depot Street or School Street.
Champlain Street West (Hemmingford Village)
The present name of Rte 202 passing through Hemmingford Village, west of the village center corners. (45.046N/73.591W) Named after the Champlain Milk Co butter factory that was located on the east section of the street. It was originally named Elm Street.
Champlain (NY), Town of
The township or rural municipality in the northeast corner of Clinton County, northeast New York State. It includes the Villages of Champlain and Rouses Point. When it was created in 1788, it was much larger, comprising the northern quarter of the county, which itself was much larger than the present. It was called Champlain Town on a map of the time.
Champlain (NY), Village of
A town in northern NY State, close to the Canadian border, 8.1mi (13km) SE of Hemmingford. (44.984N/73.448W)
Chateaugay Customs
The US Port of Entry on NY Rte 374 north of Chateaugay (NY). (44.993N/74.087W) The corresponding Canadian Customs is Herdman Customs.
Chateaugay Lake
Two lakes (Upper and Lower Châteauguay Lake) located 8mi (13km) south of Chateaugay (NY). (44.820N/74.018W) It is the source of the Châteauguay River.
Chateaugay Mills (NY)
An old name for the mills located on the Châteauguay River NW of Chateaugay (NY). It is not certain whether it referred to the Braydon Hollow Mills or the Cook's Mills.
Chateaugay (NY)
A town in New York state, located 4.7mi (7.5km) south of the Herdman Customs port of entry. (44.927N/74.080W) It was previously called Four Corners and earlier still called Seventhtown. It also had a railway station on the Northern Railroad of New York rail line.
Chateau Guay
The spelling of Châteauguay on 1744 map.
Châteauguay
The name 'Châteauguay' and its variations can be applied to a number of entities. These include Châteauguay County, Châteauguay River, Châteauguay Valley, Châteauguay Heights, Ville de Châteauguay, Châteauguay Basin, Châteauguay Centre, Seigniory of Châteauguay, Chateaugay (NY), Chateaugay Lake, etc. The origin of the name is questionable. There are two main theories. First that it was named after a commune in France in the department of Puy-du-Dôme where the original seigneur was born. The second theory is more interesting. One of the original owners of the Seigniory of Châteauguay had built a rough fortified storage building on Île-St-Bernard. The local settlers derisively called it "Le Chasteau" meaning castle in french. The farmer that was in charge of the building was named Gay or Gue, so the building became known as Chasteau du Gay. Over time it evolved into Chateau Guay and finally the two words merged into Châteauguay. You take your choice. It was often spelt Chateaugay.
Châteauguay Basin
The first settlement near the mouth of the Châteauguay River, dating back to the early 1700s. It was first located on the west side of the river, close to the southern tip of Île-St-Bernard. (45.367N/73.759W) Later on, it occupied both sides of the river. Later in the 1900s, the Town of Châteauguay Basin included areas on the west side of the river further upstream. The locals called it simply "the Basin" or "Le Bassin" in french. In recent times, it merged with the other towns of Châteauguay into Ville de Châteauguay.
Châteauguay Basin Post Office
The Châteauguay Basin Post Office operated under that name from 1859 (previously named Châteauguay) until 1960 when it changed name to Châteauguay Sub no1. According to a 1893 Postal Map, it was located on the east side of the river.
Châteauguay Catholic Cemetery
There are two catholic public cemeteries in Châteauguay today as well as a private one belonging to the Gray Nun's. See: Cimetière de St-Joachim-de-Châteauguay, Cimetière du Christ-Roi and Cimetière des Soeurs-Grise.
Châteauguay Centre
The main town of Châteauguay in recent times. It was cantered south of the bridge across the river. (45.361N/73.741W) It grew out of the old Châteauguay Village and was incorporated as Châteauguay Centre in 1959 at which time it included all of the Parish of St-Joachim de Châteauguay that lay north (west) of the Châteauguay River. It merged with the other Châteauguay towns in 1975 to form the Ville de Châteauguay city.
Châteauguay County
A county established in 1853, comprising the southern part of the Seigniory of Beauharnois and the Seigniory of Châteauguay. It is bounded on the west and south by Huntingdon County, to the east by Napierville County and the Kahnawake Indian Reserve, and to the north by Beauharnois County and the St-Lawrence River. It included at that time the parishes of Russeltown, St-Jean-Chrysostome, Ste-Martine, St-Urbain-Premier, Ste-Clothilde, St-Malachie-d'Ormstown, St-Philomene, and St-Joachim-de-Châteauguay. (Center 45.2N/73.8W) The parishes of Tres-St-Sacrement and St-Paul-de-Châteauguay were added later. It has recently been split and joined to a number of MRCs (Regional Counties) in a political reorganization starting in the 1980s.
Châteauguay Heights
A town located between Châteauguay Basin on the west and the Kahnawake Indian Reserve boundary on the east. (45.378N/73.731W) It was merged into Châteauguay Centre in the 1968 which eventually merged into the Ville de Châteauguay in 1975.
Châteauguay Heights Station
A railway station on the NY Central (Conrail) railway line, located on the east side of the Châteauguay River. Also called The Heights Station. (45.379N/73.741W)
Châteauguay, (First) Municipality of
A local administrative district created in 1845, consisting of the old Parish of St-Joachim-de-Châteauguay. It was part of the reform that replaced the first Municipal District of Beauharnois created in 1841 and it in turn was replaced in 1847 with another reform creating the Beauharnois District Council, Division Numbers One and Two. In 1853, there was further reform when the Counties were reborn. It was a confusing time.
Châteauguay Park
One of the first residential developments in the Châteauguay area started in the 1950s. It was cantered on Rte 138 (Blvd St-Jean-Baptiste) and Boul. Ste-Margarite. (45.356N/73.717W)
Châteauguay Park Post Office
The Châteauguay Park Post Office briefly operated in 1959 before changing its name to Châteauguay Sub No 4.
Châteauguay Point
A point on Lake St-Louis, 0.8mi (1.3km) east of the east mouth of the Châteauguay River. (45.402N/73.739W) It is now called Pointe-Johnson.
Châteauguay Post Office
The Châteauguay Post Office operated from before 1832 until it changed its name to Châteauguay Basin Post Office in 1859.
Châteauguay Presbyterian Cemetery
Dating from 1833, the Châteauguay Presbyterian Cemetery is located on the east side of the Châteauguay River on Blvd Salaberry Sud, slightly south of the bridge in the center of town. (45.361N/73.743W) It is now designated the Châteauguay Protestant Cemetery without affiliation to any particular denomination.
Châteauguay Protestant Cemetery
See: Châteauguay Presbyterian Cemetery.
Châteauguay River
The major river through the Châteauguay Valley. It starts at the outlet of Chateaugay Lake, south of Chateaugay (NY), (44.841N/74.042W), crosses the border 1.3mi (2.1km) east of Jamieson's Lines (44.992N/74.148W) and empties into the St-Lawrence River at Châteauguay, QC (45.380N/73.751W) It has two mouths as it flows out into Lake St-Louis on either side of Île-St-Bernard.
Châteauguay River Bridge (Canada Atlantic Railway Bridge)
The railway bridge across the Châteauguay River, located 2.2mi (3.5km) west of Howick. (45.188N/73.894W) It was also called Brodie's Bridge.
Châteauguay, Seigniory of
See: Seigniory of Châteauguay.
Châteauguay Station
A rail station on the NY Central (Conrail) railway line, on the west side of the bridge across the Châteauguay River. (45.376N/73.754W) Also the built up area around the station.
Châteauguay Station Post Office
The Châteauguay Station Post Office operated from 1947, changed its name to Châteauguay Sub No 3 in 1960 and closed in 1977.
Châteauguay Village
A village that was located at present day Châteauguay, cantered on the bridge across the river and the St-Joachim parish church. (45.361N/73.748W) It was quite small with only a population of 200 in 1909. It was the basis for the later Châteauguay Centre.
Châteauguay, Ville de
The modern city comprising the old towns of Châteauguay Basin, Châteauguay Heights and Châteauguay Centre that were merged in 1975. (45.36N/73.73W)
Chazy (NY)
A village in Clinton County, NY State, 9mi (14km) south of Champlain (NY). (44.885N/73.436W)
Chazy River
A river draining the area just south of the US border, between Ellenburg (NY), and Champlain (NY), emptying into Lake Champlain, 4.7mi (7.8km) SE of Champlain (NY). (44.933N/73.386W)
chemin <xxxx>
French for Road. See: <xxxx> Road. See also: Montée <xxxx>
Chemin de la Jonction (Howick)
The access road into Ayrness Junction Station. (45.180N/73.861W) Also called Fourth Avenue in the proposed Village of Howick Junction plan.
chenail
French for channel, as in the north or south channel of a river.
Chenail (St-Régis)
An old village, now in the St-Régis Indian Reserve opposite Île-Jaune (Yellow Island). (45.010N/74.622W)
Chenail Perdu (Lost Channel)
Another name for the St-Charles River or south channel of the St-Lawrence River, flowing between Grande-Île and the south shore at Valleyfield. The name was probably derived from the fact that the free flow of the channel was blocked when the dams were built at the mouth of the channel in the mid 1800s to control the flow in the Old Beauharnois Canal and to power the mills that were erected at Valleyfield.
Chenail Range (Dundee)
A range of riverfront lots in the westernmost area of Dundee, along the channel. The land was originally granted to the Mohawks, then leased to white settlers but later reacquired as part of the St-Régis Indian Reserve. (45.002N/74.644W) Also called Petite Chenail (range).
Chenail St-Régis
The modern name for the Petite Chenail between Île-Jaune and the shore at St-Régis Indian Reserve.
Cherry Island (Île-Cherry)
A small island in Lake St-Francis, located 1.8mi (3.0km) west of St-Anicet. (45.136N/74.397W)
Chicago Concession
The concession of settlements between the Black River and the Milwaukee Concession in the Russelltown region of the Seigniory of Beauharnois. The location is somewhat vague but we are assuming that it is the same as the present Rang St-Louis (St-Chrysostome). (45.100N/73.786W) The name apparently was taken from one of the varieties of wheat grown at that time.
Chrétien's Point
An old name for a point on Lake St-Francis, on the east side of the mouth of the Laguerre River. (45.151N/74.352W) It was also called Caza's Point, later called Pointe-Caissonettes and now called Pointe-Castagner. It was a place where cattle smuggled from the US were ferried across to Coteau during the War of 1812 to feed the British troops.
Christ Church Cemetery (Franklin)
An old protestant cemetery located about 0.2mi (0.3km) NW of Bridgetown, 1.5mi (2.4km) west of Franklin Centre. (45.026N/73.953W)
Christie Manor
See: Seigniory of Noyan.
Christieville
An old name for Iberville in the period 1843 to 1854. Named after Napier Christie or his father Gabriel Christie who owned land in the area.
Christy's Island
An old name for Christatee Island or Île-Christatie.
Christatee Island (Île-Christatie)
A large island at the west end of Lake St-Francis, 1.2mi (2km) west of Fraser's Point. (45.049N/74.492W) It is part of the St-Régis Indian Reserve. It was previously called Christy's Island.
Churubusco (NY)
A hamlet in NY State, located 5.3mi (8km) south of Franklin Centre. (44.954N/73.932W) It also had a railway station on the Northern Railroad of New York rail line that was previously named Summit Station.
Churubusco Port of Entry (US Customs)
The US Customs Port of Entry south of Franklin Centre on NYS Rt 189. (44.997N/73.940W) The corresponding Canadian Customs port is Franklin Centre Customs.
cimetière <xxxx>
French for cemetery. See: <xxxx> Cemetery.
Cimetière du Christ-Roi (Châteauguay)
A large catholic cemetery on the east side of Châteauguay, near the border of the Kahnawake Indian Reserve. It is located on the east side of Rue Elm Sud, north of Boul. St-Francis. (45.377N/73.728W) It is associated with the Franciscan Monastery located in Châteauguay Heights.
Cimetière de L'Acadie
A catholic cemetery around the parish church on Chemin du Cloche in the village of L'Acadie, along the east bank of the Rivière L'Acadie. (45.315N/73.348W) The oldest burials appear to be on the west side of the church and the newest at the east end. The church and presumably the cemetery as well, dates from 1801.
Cimetière de Lacolle
A catholic cemetery in Lacolle, located behind the parish church,a short distance NW of the corner of Rte 221 and Montèe Dupuis. (45.083N/73.375W)
Cimetière de Napierville
A catholic cemetery in Napierville, located on Rte 219, 0.3mi (0.5km) north of the junction with Rte 221. (45.191N/73.402W)
Cimetière de Ste-Agnès
A cemetery located at the west corner of the old hamlet of Ste-Agnès-de-Dundee, where the Ridge Road crosses the Smallman Sideroad. (45.016N/74.410W)
Cimetière de St-Anicet
A catholic cemetery located on Chemin du Cimetière, NE of the corner of Montée Cooper and Rte 132, 0.6mi (1km) SW of St-Anicet Village. (45.131N/74.365W)
Cimetière de St-Antoine-Abbe
A Catholic cemetery located at the back of the St-Antoine-Abbe Parish Church. (45.050N/73.887W)
Cimetière de Ste-Barbe
A catholic cemetery located at the back of the parish church on Rue de l'Eglise in the Village of Ste-Barbe. (45.163N/74.197W)
Cimetière de St-Bernard-de-Lacolle
A catholic cemetery located in the village of St-Bernard-de-Lacolle at the back of the church. (45.083N/73.414W)
Cimetière de St-Blaise-sur-Richelieu
A catholic cemetery located in the village of St-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, on Rue Principale north of the corner of Rue de l'Eglise. (45.212N/73.288W) It was situated on the west side and back of the parish church.
Cimetière de Ste-Cecile
A large catholic cemetery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. (45.254N/74.118W)
Cimetière de St-Clément
The current large catholic cemetery in Beauharnois. It is located on Chemin St-Louis on the north side of Boul. Lussier. (45.305N/73.878W)
Cimetière de St-Clément (First Old)
The original catholic cemetery in Beauharnois established in 1819 was located beside the original St-Clément church, on the present site of a new retirement apartment complex addition (HLM St-Louis) built in 1994.
Cimetière de St-Clément (second old)
The second catholic cemetery in Beauharnois, was established in 1823 and used until 1878. It was located on the present site of a retirement apartment complex (HLM St-Louis) built in 1981. Also during this time period, there were a number of burials in the basement of the parish church.
Cimetière de St-Clément (third old)
The third oldest catholic cemetery in Beauharnois, was established in 1878 and used until 1905. It was located at the back of the present St-Clément Parish church on Chemin St-Louis.(45.311N/73.879W) The site is now partly covered by a parking lot and a hardware store.
Cimetière de Ste-Clothilde-de-Châteauguay
A catholic cemetery located in Ste-Clothilde-de-Châteauguay village, at the west side of the parish church. (45.158N/73.678W)
Cimetière de St-Constant
A catholic cemetery located in the Town of St-Constant. It is situated one block to the east of the parish church, bounded by Rue de la Fabrique, Rue St-Joseph and Montèe Lasalline. (45.364NN/73.567W)
Cimetière de St-Édouard de Napierville
A catholic cemetery in St-Édouard, located on Rte 221, 0.25mi (0.4 km) WNW of the corner with Rang de l'Eglise. (45.241N/73.514W)
Cimetière de St-Éienne-de-Beauharnois
The catholic cemetery at the village of St-Éienne-de-Beauharnois, located behind the parish church. (45.248N/73.916W)
Cimetière de St-Isidore
A catholic cemetery located in the Village of St-Isidore, at the back of the parish church on Rte 207. (45.300N/73.678W)
Cimetière de St-Jacques-le-Mineur
There are two catholic cemeteries in St-Jacques-le-Mineur, both located near the parish church,0.5mi (0.8km) north of the corner of Rue Principale and Boul. Édouard-VII. The old cemetery is located on the left side of the parish church. (45.280N/73.417W) The new cemetery is located a short distance to the right of the parish church. (45.281N/73.416W)
Cimetière de St-Jean-Chrysostome
A catholic cemetery located at the back of the St-Chrysostome Parish Church on Rue Notre Dame in the Village of St-Chrysostome. (45.104N/73.756W)
Cimetière de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
A large catholic cemetery in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, located on the north side of Boulevard St-Jacques (Rte 219), about 1.4mi (2km) west of the river. (45.308N/73.275W)
Cimetière de St-Joachim-de-Châteauguay
The present Catholic cemetery at Châteauguay, located 0.4mi (0.7km) west of the town center bridge. (45.360N/73.754W)
Cimetière de St-Joachim-de-Châteauguay (Old)
The Catholic cemetery in 1909 was located on the north side of the St-Joachim parish church in Châteauguay Village. (45.361N/73.749W) It is now covered by the parking lot.
Cimetière de St-Joseph (Huntingdon)
The present Cimetière de St-Joseph is located beside the St-Joseph Parish Church at York St. and Rue de l'Eglise in east end Huntingdon. (45.093N/74.171W) It dates from 1902. There is an older cemetery established prior to this located at the back of the church. (45.093N/74.173W)
Cimetière de St-Louis-de-Gonzague
A catholic cemetery located at the back of the St-Louis-de-Gonzague parish church, near the edge of the river. (45.216N/74.002W)
Cimetière de St-Luc
A catholic cemetery located behind the St-Luc Parish Church, on Boul. St-Luc (Rte 104). (45.359N/73.302W)
Cimetière de St-Malachie-d'Ormstown
The Ormstown Catholic Cemetery located beside the St-Malachie Catholic Church. (45.122N/73.993W)
Cimetière de St-Malachie (Old)
The first catholic cemetery associated with the Mission de St-Malachie. It was located beside the original St-Malachie chapel that was on the James Finn farm (lot #40, First Concession, Ormstown) on the west side of the Châteauguay River, about halfway between Ormstown and Dewittville. It has now disappeared with only a memorial at the roadside to indicate its presence. (45.119N/73.058W) Legend has it that there was a tree planted for each burial but unfortunately the trees were elms and they all succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease some time ago. The monuments were not moved but were scattered locally and used for other purposes.
Cimetière de Ste-Martine
The present Ste-Martine Catholic cemetery located on Rte 138 0.8mi (1.3km) SW of Ste-Martine. (45.234N/73.811W)
Cimetière de Ste-Martine (Old)
The original Ste-Martine Catholic Cemetery is located at the side of the parish church on Rue St-Joseph (Rte 138), behind the Presbytery. (45.246N/73.806W) It is still active.
Cimetière de St-Mathieu-de-Laprairie
A catholic cemetery located in St-Mathieu-de-Laprairie, on the northwest side of the parish church. (45.314N/73.523W)
Cimetière de St-Michel-de-Napierville
A catholic cemetery located in St-Michel-de-Napierville, at the back of the parish church on Rue Principal at the corner of Rue Blais. (45.235N/73.572W)
Cimetière de St-Patrice-de-Sherrington
A catholic cemetery at Sherrington Village, located on Rte 219, 0.2mi (0.3km) north of the corner with Rue Pinsonneault. (45.170N/73.524W)
Cimetière de St-Patrick (Hinchinbrooke)
See: St-Patrick's Catholic Cemetery (Hinchinbrooke).
Cimetière de St-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix
A catholic cemetery located in the Village of St-Paul de l'Île-aux-Noix on Rue Principale (Rte 223) at the corner of 67th Ave. The cemetery is situated at the back and on the north side of the parish church. (45.134N/73.275W) The burials date from the late 1880s.
Cimetière de St-Philip-de-Laprairie
A catholic cemetery in the village of St-Philippe-de-Laprairie, located at the back of the parish church on Rue Édouard-VII, 0.2mi (0.3km) west of the corner of Rte 217 and Boul Monette. (45.354N/73.476W)
Cimetière de Ste-Philomène
A catholic cemetery on the north side of the parish church in the center of the town of Mercier. (45.311N/73.746W) It is located on Boul. St-Jean-Baptiste Est (Rte 138) at the corner of Rue de l'Eglise, 3.4mi (5.5km) south of Chateauguay.
Cimetière de St-Rémi
A catholic cemetery in St-Rémi, located at the southeast corner of town, on Rue St-Andre and the east side of Rue de la Gare. (45.255N/73.609W)
Cimetière de St-Stanislas-de-Koska
A catholic cemetery located beside the St-Stanislas parish church on Rue Centrale at the corner of Rue Principale. (45.178N/74.130W)
Cimetière de St-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus-de Delson
A modern catholic cemetery in Delson. It is located on Rue du Cimetière on the west side of Chemin St-François-Xavier, north of the CNR railway tracks. (45.374N/73.537W)
Cimetière de St-Timothée
The catholic cemetery located at the back of the St-Timothée parish church on Rue St-Laurent. (45.291N/74.037W)
Cimetière de St-Urbain-Premier
The catholic cemetery located at the back of the parish church in St-Urbain-Premier. (45.220N/73.737W)
Cimetière de St-Valentin
A catholic cemetery located in the Village of St-Valentin, a short distance south of the parish church. (45.128N/73.327W)
Cimetière des Soeurs-Grise (Châteauguay)
A private catholic cemetery located on Île St-Bernard, belonging to the Soeurs de la Charite de l'Hopital de Montreal (Gray Nuns) who own the island.
Cimetière de Très-St-Sacrement
The Howick Catholic Cemetery located behind the Très-St-Sacrement parish church. (45.188N/73.847W)
circuit
A term describing an area served by the periodic visits of a travelling minister of a particular religious denomination. For example, Russeltown Circuit, Odelltown Circuit, etc.
Clark(e)'s Island
An old name for Île-aux-Chats at the western end of Grande-Île (Valleyfield). Spelt Clark Island on some maps.
Clark's Island Station
A railway station on the Canada Atlantic Railway (later Grand Trunk and CNR) rail line at the south end of the Coteau Railway Bridge on Clark's Island (now called Île-aux-Chats).
Clay Bottom
An old popular swimming location on the Trout River for the young folks of Huntingdon. Exact location is unknown?
Clear Brook
A tributary of Mitchell Brook, Clear Brook starts near the junction of the Rockburn Sideroad and the First Concession Road (Hinchinbrooke) and flows north to join Mitchell Brook near the corner of the Rockburn Sideroad and the Botreaux Road (Rang Botreaux). (45.060N/74.028W) Now called Ruisseau Noir (Black Creek)
Clearbrook Bridge
A bridge at the location where the Clear Brook (Black Creek) crosses Rte 202, 0.8mi (1.3km) west of Rockburn Village. (45.023N/74.023W)
Cleland's (Clelland) Corner(s)
It was a early hamlet that was located south of Hemmingford at or close to the corner of the present Covey Hill Road and Rte 219. (45.020N/73.608W) It was named after an early blacksmith, Thomas Cleland (or Clelland).
clergy Reserve
A general term for land set aside by the authorities for the purpose of supporting the protestant churches in that region. Later, they were surveyed and granted to settlers. See also: Glebe.
Clergy Reserve (Elgin)
The westernmost half of the Fourth Concession (Elgin) set aside initially to support the protestant churches in the area. (45.04N/74.25W)
Clergy Reserve (Hemmingford)
An area in the northern part of Hemmingford Township, set aside initially to support the protestant churches in the area. It was located in the area north of the Cowan and Hurley Roads. Part of these Clergy Reserves were given to form part of Havelock Township when it was created in 1863.
Cleveland Street (Trail)
An old name for the Brownlee Road South. Named after Truman Cleveland who operated a sawmill in the area.
Clinton (NY)
Probably another name for Clinton Mills, Clinton Frontier, or the modern Clinton Town or Township. Not to be confused with the Clinton (NY), near Utica.
Clinton County (NY)
A county in the northeast corner of New York State. It was created in 1788 and was quite a bit larger than today. By 1808, parts of the original Clinton County were split off to form Essex, Franklin, and St-Lawrence Counties.
Clinton Frontier (NY)
Another old name for the Frontier (NY) hamlet that was located 1.5mi (2.4) west of Franklin Centre Customs Office.
Clinton Mills (NY)
A hamlet that was located 5mi (8.1km) NNW of Ellenburg (NY). (44.961N/73.881W) It was also a railway station on the Northern Railroad of New York line.
Clinton Mills Road
A now abandoned road running from Ulchin, south across the border to Clinton Mills (NY). (45.009N/73.901W)
Clinton (Side)Road (Franklin)
A road that runs from Rte 202 at Manningville hamlet (Stacey's Corners), 2.4mi (3.9km) WSW of Franklin Centre, south to the US border. (45.016N/73.970W) The part closest to the border has now been closed. Probably named after the Clinton Frontier Lines hamlet that was on the US side of the border.
Clinton (NY), Town of
The name of the rural municipality or township of the area in the northwest corner of Clinton County (NY).
Clyde('s) Corners (Godmanchester)
A hamlet that was located at the corner of the Ridge Road and Smellie Sideroad. (45.074N/74.250W) Named after William Clyde who settled there in 1826.
Clyde's Corners Post Office
The Clyde's Corners Post Office operated from 1897 until 1916.
Coffey('s) Corners (Godmanchester)
A hamlet that was located at the corner of Ridge Road and Carr (or Cooper) Sideroad. (45.067N/74.297W) It was also called Murphy's Corners (St-Anicet).
Coffey's Corners Post Office
The Coffey's Corners Post Office operated there from 1898 until 1915.
Coin Languedoc Post Office
The Coin Langueduc Post Office operated from 1912 until 1915. According to an 1913 map, it was located about 1 mi (1.6km) south of St-Édouard-de-Napierville. The only other nearby reference to Languedoc is Languedoc Mills, a little over 2 miles north of St-Édouard.
Collins Brook
A tributary on the south side of the Hinchinbrooke River, running north from its source in the US. It crosses the border 2.2mi (3.6km) west of Herdman Customs (44.992N/74.124W) and flows to its mouth, 2mi (3.2km) ESE of Athelstan Village. (45.030N/74.149W)
Colville (Colvile) Street (Howick)
The second street back from the English River in Howick Village. (45.185N/73.848W) Locally known as "Back Street". It was named after Eden Colvile, a english born Seigniory manager and member of the Legislature.
Comté de <xxx>
French for 'county of <xxxx>'. See also: 'County of <xxxx>', '<xxxx> county' or '<xxxx>, comté de'.
Commons, The (Hemmingford)
A area east of Hemmingford and south of Rte 202. (45.04N/73.57W) It was first cleared by American loggers in early 1800s but they deserted the area at the beginning of the War of 1812. The grass that grew up was subsequently used by the local settlers to feed their cattle in 'common' until the area was granted to new settlers.
concession
A row of farm lots. Also called a range. In french, the terms côte and rang are equivalent.
Concession de la Fourche, La (Howick)
An old local french name for the Irish Concession (Très-St-Sacrement).
Connaught Road (Godmanchester)
A road running from the Ridge Road at the back of Huntingdon, east to the Seignioral Sideroad at the County line, north of Dewittville. (45.121N/74.138W)
Connaught Settlement
The northeast end of the Fourth Range (Godmanchester), along what is now the Connaught Road. (45.13N/74.13W)
Constable (NY)
A village or hamlet in NY State about 4.3mi (7km) south of Trout River Customs (44.930/74.298). It was previously named East Constable. See also: Town of Constable, West Constable.
Constable Corners (NY)
Probably an old name for the village of Constable.
Constable (NY), Town of
The rural municipality or township in northern Franklin County of New York State, that includes the villages of Constable (NY) and Trout River (NY).
Content Island (Île-Content)
A small island in Lake St-Francis, 0.5mi (0.8km) north of Fraser's Point (Dundee). (45.053N/74.467W)
Coohoava('s) Swamp
A swamp area along the Trout River where it merges with the Châteauguay River above Huntingdon. (45.073N/74.183W)
Cook's Corners (NY)
A hamlet in northern New York State. It was located at the corner of Cooks Corners Road and Avery Road, 8.4mi (13.6km) WNW of Malone (NY). (44.887N/74.456W)
Cook's Lines
A hamlet and early border crossing point, straight south of Brooklet (Hinchinbrooke). (44.995N/74.047W) A store located there was truly international with a white line down the center and cash registers on both sides.
Cook's Mills (NY)
A hamlet and probable early mill location in northern New York State. It was located on the Châteauguay River, 3.6mi (5.8km) NW of Chateaugay (NY). (44.963N/74.131W)
Cooper Family Cemetery (Elgin)
A private family cemetery located on lot 10, Fourth Concession (Elgin) between the Fourth Concession Road and the Trout River, 1.5mi (2.4km) west of the Paul Sideroad. (45.049N/74.241W) Lot 10 was owned by Jason Cooper in 1881. Cemetery name to be verified?
Cooper Sideroad (Montée Cooper) (St-Anicet)
An extension of the Carr Sideroad running NW to Lake St-Francis, west of St-Anicet. (45.110N/74.344W)
Coopersville (NY)
A village in NE New York State, 5mi (8km) SSE of Champlain border crossing, on the east side of the Chazy River. (44.943N/73.409W)
Corbeau
An old (c1830) name for Coopersville (NY).
Corbin('s Corner)
A hamlet on Rte 202 at the corner of Montée Giroux. (45.047N/73.685W) Also known locally as "The Fort". Site of an early grist mill and later the site of a sawmill operated by Hosmer Corbin.
Corbin Post Office
The Corbin Post Office operated from 1872 to 1913.
corduroy road
A road made by laying logs crosswise to support the traffic through wet, muddy areas. See also: plank road.
Corlaer
An old Dutch name for Lake Champlain.
Cormachus (NY)
A township in northern New York State, marked on an old (c1831) map, on the west side of Constable Township, including the Fort Covington Area. Named after a Mr. McCormack who owned property in the area. It would now include the Towns of Westville and Fort Covington. There is no sign of the name on modern maps.
Corn Island
The old name of an island in the St-Lawrence River, in or next to the Akwesasne Indian Reserve (St-Régis). It was located between the mouth of Bittern Creek and the mouth of the Salmon River. The islands in this area have changed in shape as well as name over the years. It seems to be called Île-Simard on a modern map. On the modern map, there is another island named Île-Corn somewhat to the west that was called Cow Island on the old map. Confusing!
côte
In our area, côte is the old French equivalent of the english concession or range. It can also mean coast or shoreline as in Côte Ste-Catherine which is located on the shore of the St-Lawrence.
coteau
According to a modern reference, coteau means a "small hill" in french. A dictionary says it is french for "hillside or slope"
Coteau
On a 1896 map, Coteau Landing was called Coteau. In modern time, it can refer to any of the Coteau towns. According to a modern reference, Coteau means a "small hill" in french. A dictionary says it is french for "hillside or slope"
Coteau-du-Lac
A town on the north shore of the St-Lawrence River, 3.2mi (5.1km) NW of Valleyfield. (45.287N/74.176W) It is the site of old fortifications dating back to the 1770s that are now part of a national historic park.
Coteau-du-Lac Post Office
The Coteau-du-Lac Post Office dates back to at least 1802 according to National PO Archives.
Coteau Junction
An older name for Coteau Station.
Coteau Landing
A town on the north side of Lake St-Francis, located at the west end of the Soulanges Canal and at the junction of Rte 338 and Chemin du Ruisseau. (45.256N/74.207W) It was the north end of a ferry service across the lake before the road bridge at Valleyfield was opened. A early local name was "Le Village de Whipple" named after a man who operated a steamship service from there. On an 1896 map, it was called just Coteau. It has now merged with Coteau Station to form Les Coteaux.
Coteau Railway Bridge
A railway bridge built by the Canada Atlantic Railway in the late 1880s. It ran from the west end of Grande-Île across Clark's Island (Île-aux-Chats), Round Island (Île-Longueuil), and Giroux Island to Coteau Landing.
Coteau Rapids (Rapides du Coteau)
The rapids in the St-Lawrence River between Grande-Île (Île-de-Salaberry) and Coteau-du-Lac. (45.285N/74.169W)
Coteau Station
A railway station and village at the junction of the Canada Atlantic Railroad line and the Grand Trunk Railway line (CNR), located 1.7mi (2.7km) NW of Coteau Landing. It has now merged with Coteau Landing to form the town of Les Coteaux.
Coteaux, Les
Modern name for the merged towns of Coteau Landing and Coteau Station.
Côte Ste-Catherine
A town on the Montréal South Shore next to the Lachine Rapids. (45.40N/73.56W) In 1977, it became a city under the name Ville de Ste-Catherine. Not to be confused with the old Côte Ste-Catherine district in Montreal, on the east side of Côte des Neiges, now part of Outremont.
Côte Ste-Catherine Post Office
The Côte-Ste-Catherine Post Office operated from 1959 to 1960 and 1962 until 1977 when it was renamed Ville de Ste-Catherine Post Office.
Côte St-Charles
The first range of farms on the east side of the Châteauguay River in the southwest corner of the Seigniory of Châteauguay. It was located along Rang St-Charles (Mercier). (45.30N/73.77W)
Côte St-Édouard (North Georgetown)
See: Rang 10 (North Georgetown).
Côte St-Féréol (Ste-Martine)
An old name (c1808) for the concession on the east side of the Châteauguay River in Ste-Martine region now occupied by the Village of Ste-Martine. Possibly named for Jean Lyon de St-Féréal (1692-1745), Vicar General of Quebec or for Féréol Doutre, one of the first settlers.
Côte St-George
The range in the Annstown region of the Seigniory of Beauharnois, on the east side of Côte St-Laurent and the west side of the Beauce Road.
Côte St-Isidore
An old name for Côte St-Régis.
Côte St-Jean-Baptiste
A range in the Seigniory of Châteauguay on the south side of the present Rte 138 highway in Mercier and Châteauguay, QC. (45.34N/73.72W)
Côte St-Joseph (Châteauguay)
The northernmost point on the west bank of the Châteauguay River across the west channel from Île-St-Bernard. (45.384N/73.762W)
Côte St-Laurent
The range in the Annstown region of the Seigniory of Beauharnois, on the east side of Rang 10 (St-Étienne).
Côte Ste-Marguerite
A range in the Seigniory of Châteauguay on the south side of Boulevard Ste-Marguerite (Mercier and Châteauguay). (45.34N/73.70W)
Côte Ste-Marie
Information is vague on this one but it is probably the name of the Second Range back from the St-Lawrence River in Helenstown (now St-Timothée) region of the Seigniory of Beauharnois. A road named Rang Ste-Marie now runs from Melocheville area, west to Valleyfield along that second range.
Côte-St-Régis-Nord-Ouest
A range in the Seigniory of Châteauguay on the north side of Rte 207/Rang St-Régis (St-Isidore). (45.32N/73.68W)
Côte-St-Régis-Sud-Est
A range in the Seigniory of Châteauguay on the south side of Rte 207/Rang St-Régis (St-Isidore). (45.29N/73.68W)
Côte-Ste-Thérèse
A range in the Seigniory of Châteauguay on the southeast side of Côte St-Régis-Sud-Est. Located on the northwest side of Rang Ste-Thérèse (St-Rémi). (45.26N/73.67W)
Côte-Ste-Thérèse (hamlet)
A hamlet at the corner of Rang Ste-Thérèse Est and Rte 221, where a rail line once crossed. (45.295N/73.624W)
Côte-Ste-Thérèse Post Office
The Côte-Ste-Thérèse Post Office operated from 1903 until 1914.
Côte-Ste-Thérèse Station
A railway station on the Province Line branch of the Montreal and New York Railway line from Hemmingford to St-Isidore Junction.
County of <xxxx>
See: <xxxx> County or Comté de <xxxx>
County of St Johns
See: St-Johns, County of.
Cove, The
A pond at the bottom of rapids on lot 16, Third Range (Hinchinbrooke). It was located 0.6mi (1km) south of Athelstan. (45.026N/74.176W)
Covey('s) Hill
A prominent hill (the largest in southwest Quebec), 1.1mi (1.8km) north of the US border and 1.9mi (3.1km) west of Rte 203. (45.020N/73.608W) It was named after Samuel Covey, an early settler in the area. It's earlier name was Hemmingford Mountain.
Covey Hill (Corners) (Havelock)
A hamlet at the corner of Rte 203 and Covey Hill Road. (45.020N/73.756W)
Covey Hill Customs (Lines)
The Canada Customs Port of Entry on Quebec Rte 203. (45.004N/73.756W) The US port at this crossing is called Cannons Corner. The previous (c1930s) location of the customs house was at the corner of Rte 203 and Covey Hill Road and before that (c1880) at Havelock Corners (then Vicars).
Covey Hill Gulf, The
A very deep lake with high rocky sides, located on the US/Canada border south of the top of Covey Hill. (45.003N/73.790W) Local lore has it as bottomless. It is most likely an artifact of the last ice age, a sink hole formed by falling melt water from the glacier that covered the whole northern half of the continent.
Covey Hill Post Office
The Covey Hill Post Office was located at the corner of Rte 203 and Covey Hill Road (45.020N/73.756W) and was open from 1853 to 1914. An 1839 map shows a post office 0.8mi (1.3km) east of the corners (45.019N/73.740W) but there is no record of it in the Post Office Archives.
Covey Hill Road
The first road north of the US border, running from Rte 219 south of Hemmingford, west to Covey Hill Sideroad near Franklin Centre. (45.019N/73.769W) It traverses the top of Covey Hill. It was commonly called the Frontier Road. The east end of the road was commonly called Robson Street.
Covey Hill Village
Probably another name for Covey Hill Corners.
Coveytown Corners (NY)
A hamlet in norther New York State. It was located at the corner of the Coveytown Road and Spencer Road, 6.3mi (10.1km) WNW of Chateaugay (NY). (44.952N/74.206W)
Coulonge Point
A point on the north shore of the St-Lawrence, 1.3mi (2.1km) SW of Pointe-des-Cascades. (45.317N/73.988W)
Cowan (Havelock)
A hamlet near the corner of the Cowan Road and Montée Giroux. (45.071N/73.693W)
Cowan's Post Office
The Cowan's Post Office was located at Cowan in Havelock Township. It operated from 1896 to 1913.
Cowan Creek
A tributary on the northwest side of the Châteauguay River with its mouth 1.3mi (2.1km) ENE of Huntingdon. (45.096N/74.149W)
Cow Island
The old name of an island in the St-Lawrence River, in or next to the Akwesasne Indian Reserve (St-Régis). It was located 1.1mi (1.7km) west of the mouth of Bittern Creek. (45.027N/74.600W) The islands in this area have changed in shape as well as name over the years. It seems to be called Île-Corn on a modern map. On an old map, there is another island named Corn Island somewhat to the east and is named Île-Simard on the modern map. Confusing!
Craig's Concession
An old name for the Scotch Concession (Williamstown) east of Riverfield.
Cranberry Creek
A tributary on the south side of the Norton Creek with its source in the swampy area 3.8mi (6km) east of St-Chrysostome and its mouth 3.4mi (5.4km) SE of Ste-Clothilde. (45.136N/73.614W)
Cranberry Marsh
A swampy area located about halfway between Napierville and the Richelieu River. (45.18N/73.33W) There is a small lake marked on an old map that no longer shows but a modern map is marked "Le Petite Lac" in the middle of the swamp.
Cross' Point
Another name for Point Round on the Châteauguay River halfway between Howick and Ormstown. Named after the Cross family that owned a farm on the west side of the river at the point.
crossway
An old term for a corduroy road. Named because the logs were felled or laid "crossways" across the road.
Crossway, The (St-Urbain/Ste-Clothilde)
A local name for Hope's Sideroad (Montée Hope). Named because it was a corduroy road in the early times and the logs were felled or laid "crossways" across the road.
crown reserves
A general term for tracts of land set aside by the authorities during surveys for future development.
Crown Reserves (Elgin)
The eastern end of the Fourth Concession (Elgin). (45.04N/74.23W)
Crown Reserve (Hemmingford)
A area in the northeast corner of Hemmingford Township that was not surveyed initially in the late 1790s when the rest of the township was laid out. It was in the general area north of the Williams Road. (45.08N/73.55W) Later it was surveyed and designated the sixth, seventh and eighth concessions.
Crutch, The
A name on a 1989 topo map in the same location as the old Barrington Station. (45.121N/73.573W) An inquiry to a local resident failed to reveal its meaning other than that the land layout looks like a crutch.
Curran's Corner
An old name for Covey Hill Corners.

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