Place:Compton, Québec, Canada


TypeHistorical County
Located inQuébec, Canada


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Compton was an historical county in the province of Québec.

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Compton County is an historical county in southeastern Quebec, Canada on the western flanks of the Appalachian Mountains on the Canada–United States border. It is in the Estrie (Eastern Townships) region of the province and was named in 1793 after a town in Surrey, England by British officers who were convinced of the agricultural potential of the area. The county seat is Cookshire. Mount Megantic (altitude 1111 m) has an observatory operated by the Université de Montréal at its peak, which is accessible only from an adjacent county. In the early 1980s the County was dissolved, most of it becoming part of the MRC de Le Haut-Saint-François except for the southern portion which went to MRC de Coaticook.

Lovell's Gazetteer (1895)

  • "COMPTON, a county in the south-east part of Quebec, bordering on the States of Maine and New Hampshire. It is traversed by the G. T. R., the C. P. R. and the Maine Central Ry., and watered by the Eaton River and a number of smaller streams. The lands in this county are rich in mineral and agricultural wealth. Area 833,490 acres. Capital, Cookshire. Pop. in 1891, 22,779."

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