The New Student's Reference Work/Eastern Townships

85751The New Student's Reference Work — Eastern Townships

Eastern Townships.  This name is applied to a large portion of southern and eastern Quebec, lying between the American frontier and the older French settlements on the St. Lawrence River.  It was populated by United Empire Loyalists after their expulsion and voluntary exile from the United States upon the conclusion of peace with the mother-country in 1783, and forms a distinctively English element in the French province.