- Hull County, Quebec
Québecis an historic county of Quebec. It was named after the town of the same name (Hull or Kingston-upon-Hull) in East Yorkshire, England. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River and is part of the Outaouais, one of roughly 12 historical regions of Québec.
The county is roughly rectangular, bound in the north by the Township of Portland in Papineau County (45 degrees N 41', 12 km), entirely in the east by the
Township of Buckinghamin Papineau County (75 degrees W 33', 22 km), on its northwestern corner by the Township of Wakefield in Gatineau, and on its west by the Township of Hullin Gatineau County. Across the entire length of its Ottawa Riverborder is the Township of Gloucester in Carleton County, both part of Ottawa, in Ontario. The entire county is the same as the former Township of TempletonThe township-county comprised several communities, namely Templeton, Gatineau, and Pointe-Gatineau which have now been merged. In terms of topography, about two-thirds of the county in the north contain landscapes typical of the Canadian Shield, while the lower third is gentler valley terrain.
The historic Towns of Gatineau and Pointe-Gatineau were often thought of as being in neighbouring Gatineau County however they were in Hull County. Likewise the former township of Hull (although the city itself was in Hull County) was to the west in Gatineau County. The County seat of Hull County was located in Hull. In the early 1990s, following the abolishment of Quebec's counties ten years earlier, a
Regional County Municipalitysystem was installed and northern Hull County became Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais Regional County Municipality and the southern half was transferred into the Outaouais Urban Community (now the City of Gatineau).
The Townships are primarily a surveying unit introduced after the British conquest, and were designated to cover most of the unattributed territory in Quebec. They were given out (concessions) to "Leaders" who had the responsibility of finding "Associates" and to develop their Township. The usual size was about 10 miles X 10 miles - it varied slightly during surveying periods. [ Liste des terrains concédés par la Couronne dans la province de Québec, de 1763 au 31 décembre 1890. Québec: Langlois, imprimeur de la Reine, 1891 / ISBN: 0665098316]
The surveyors divided Townships into lines, and that in turn they divided into lots. A lot was generally 200 acres [ [http://www.mrnf.gouv.qc.ca/publications/foncier/arpentage/cantons.pdf Annexe II- Historical background on Townships with List] ] .
Township of Buckingham
Township of Hull
Township of Templeton
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