Today we thought we take a little photo tour through L’Orignal and show you around. “Downtown” L’Orignal : We thought we would take you on a photo tour through L’Orignal. We tried to get the most historic buildings from L’Orignal included.
L’Orignal is a little village with a population of 2033 people (census of 2001) but it appeals through its beautiful core showing off the historic buildings. The majority of the population lives in a modern new-build part of L’Orignal’s residential area. L’Orignal is tightly woven into the infrastructure of Hawkesbury and only 5 minutes from the core of Hawkesbury. The Marina is one of the most frequented attractions for tourists and locals alike and offers a great service to an affordable price.
The community of the village tries to preserve the historic heart and the inviting spirit welcomes visitors form around the world. It definitely helps if you are knowledgable of the French language since this area population of Prescott Russell is 85% francophone. Most of the people are bilingual and can switch to English if needed.
Some History :
“The Seigniory of L’Orignal (later renamed the Seigniory of Longueuil), was granted by the Company of New France to Françoise Prévost in 1674. Together with La Salle’s Cataraqui (Kingston), it was one of only two seigniories that was granted by the King of France as part of New France in what is now Ontario. As part of New France, the area was ceded to Great Britain in 1763. The seigneury was assigned to Upper Canada (Ontario) during the creation of Upper Canada and Lower Canada (Quebec) in 1791.
230,000 acres (930 km2) of seignory land was purchased by Nathan Treadwell of Plattsburgh, New York, in 1798. The property was confiscated by government during the War of 1812 and returned to his son in 1823. The Village of L’Orignal was chosen as the district town for the Ottawa District in 1816. The Ottawa District Courthouse was built in L’Orignal in 1825 and is still in use. L’Orignal Parish was established in 1846 as the first Catholic parish in Prescott County.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L’Orignal,_Ontario – Quotation