Hull County, Quebec


Hull County, Quebec

Hull County, Québec is 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 Buckingham in 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 Hull in Gatineau County. Across the entire length of its Ottawa River border 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 Templeton The 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 Municipality system 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).

Note

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] ] .

References

Historic Townships

*Township of Buckingham
*Township of Hull
*Township of Templeton
*Templeton-Est
*Templeton-Est Est
*Templeton-Ouest
*Templeton-Sud


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hull (provincial electoral district) — Hull Quebec electoral district Provincial electoral district Legislature National Assembly of Quebec MNA       Maryse Gaudreault Liberal …   Wikipedia

  • Hull — may refer to: *Kingston upon Hull (invariably abbreviated to Hull), city in England named after the River Hull (Kings town upon Hull, prior to 1299 Wyke upon Hull) ** River Hull, river in East Riding of Yorkshire, England ** Hull City A.F.C.,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hull, Quebec — Hull is the central and oldest part of the city of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the west bank of the Gatineau River and the north shore of the Ottawa River, directly opposite Ottawa. As part of the Canadian National Capital Region,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hull — heißen die Orte in Großbritannien: Kingston upon Hull, kurz: Hull Hull (Fluss), Fluss in East Yorkshire in den Vereinigten Staaten: Hull (Georgia) Hull (Illinois) Hull (Iowa) Hull (Massachusetts) Hull (Texas) Hull (West Virginia) Hull (Marathon… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hull — Hull1 [hul] Cordell [kôr′del] 1871 1955; U.S. statesman: secretary of state (1933 44) Hull2 [hul] 1. seaport in Humberside, England, on the Humber estuary: county district pop. 254,000: officially Kingston upon Hull 2. [after district in… …   English World dictionary

  • Hull — I Hull   [hʌl],    1) Stadt in Großbritannien, Kingston upon Hull.    2) Stadt in der Provinz Quebec, Kanada, am Ottawa River, 60 700 Einwohner. Das Museum of Civilization, das der kanadischen Geschichte und Kultur gewidmet ist, wurd …   Universal-Lexikon

  • List of Quebec counties — Historic counties and territories in Quebec, Canada, followed by their respective county seats are listed below. The list is sorted in alphabetical order by county name. There is a companion page sorted in alphabetical order by name of county… …   Wikipedia

  • Kingston upon Hull — City of Kingston upon Hull   City and Unitary Authority area   The Queen s Gardens, Maritime Museum, and City Hall (rear) in Kingston upon Hull …   Wikipedia

  • Administrative divisions of Quebec — The province of Quebec is divided into units at the regional, supralocal, and local levels. The primary types of subdivision are administrative regions, regional county municipalities (RCMs), metropolitan communities (CMs), the Kativik Regional… …   Wikipedia

  • Aylmer, Quebec — Infobox Settlement name = Aylmer, Quebec settlement type = Borough * official name = Borough of Aylmer native name = nickname = subdivision type = Country subdivision name = CAN subdivision type1 = Province subdivision name1 = QC subdivision… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.