Place:La Prairie, Laprairie, Québec, Canada


NameLa Prairie
Alt namesLa-Prairie-de-la-Madeleinesource: Family History Library Catalog
Laprairiesource: 19th century form (Lovell's Gazetteer)
Coordinates45.408°N 73.497°W
Located inLaprairie, Québec, Canada


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La Prairie is a suburb of Montréal, lying on the south side of the St. Lawrence River in southwestern Québec, Canada. The Saint-Jacques River joins the St. Lawrence at this point. La Prairie is in the Regional County Municipality of Roussillon. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 23,357.

La Prairie is a town within the former county of Laprairie. In 1895 Lovell's Gazetteer (see below) was using the single word "Laprairie" for both the town and the county.

Lovell's Gazetteer (1895)

  • "LAPRAIRIE, the chief town of Laprairie co., Que., on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, and a station on the G. T. R. It contains 2 churches, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic, 8 stores, 3 hotels, 1 saw and 1 carding mill, 1 brick yard, 1 tomato cannery, 1 threshing machine factory, post office savings and Ville Marie Bank and telegraph, telephone and express offices. It is a beautiful spot near the Lachine Rapids, much frequented in summer. Pop. 1246."

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