Municipality of Frontenac (established in 1882) Historical

Municipality of Frontenac (established in 1882) Historical (HM1Y1X)

Location: Frontenac, Québec G6B 2S1 Le Granit
Country: Canada
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N 45° 30.198', W 70° 52.177'

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In 2003, a group of scientists from the University of Montreal discovered typical Paleo-Indian artefacts in the municipality of Frontenac.
This very discovery propelled the region to the foreground of archaeological history in the Province of Quebec.
Excavations conducted within the municipality's boundaries confirmed the presence of native caribou hunters at the end of the last glacial era, more than 12,000 years ago.

On the 19th of October 1775, American General Benedict Arnold and his soldiers marched through the area on their way to attack Quebec City.
Later on, Scottish settlers arrived and transformed local use of the land to farming.
The Anglican church of St. John erected in 1889 and its adjacent cemetery located along the 4th range remain the silent witnesses of this foregone period.
At approximately the same time, French Canadians began settling in the area.

The territory of some 222 square kilometers is surrounded by the city of Lac-Megantic to the North and the State of Maine to the East.
Lake Megantic borders the municipality of Frontenac to the West while the southern municipal boundaries include the pristine waters of Spider Lake.
The region's economy is mainly based on agroforestry and tourism.
The municipality shares the largest wetland area South of the St. Lawrence River known as
"Lac des Joncs" with two neighboring municipalities.
As well, Frontenac is the main entrance to the fish and game ZEC - secteur Louise.
HM NumberHM1Y1X
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Date Added Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 353941 N 5040563
Decimal Degrees45.50330000, -70.86961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 30.198', W 70° 52.177'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 30' 11.88" N, 70° 52' 10.62" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1021-1127 QC-161, Frontenac Québec G6B 2S1, CA
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