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Granby, Quebec Real Estate and Homes for Sale


Granby is a city in southwestern Quebec, located east of Montreal. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 63,433. Granby is the seat of La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality. It is the fifth most populated city in Montérégie after Longueuil, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Brossard and Saint-Hyacinthe. The city is named after John Manners, Marquess of Granby.Granby area was inhabited by the First Nations until the late 18th century. On October 5, 1760, Major Robert Rogers, with a company of 200 men launched punitive expedition burning everything in its path.In 1792, Loyalists were granted permission to colonize the Eastern Townships. In January 29, 1803, the Executive Council of Quebec conceded the Township of Granby to Colonel Henry Caldwell and his 97 associates. John Horner, the first inhabitant who settled on the site of the current city arrived in 1813. Horner built a sawmill near the Yamaska River. Twelve years later, in 1825, he opened a general store with Richard Frost. Frost traced the official plans later that same year.Granby became an incorporated municipality in 1816 and a city in 1971.In May 2006, the citizens of Granby and Granby Township held a referendum on a possible merger. A majority of citizens of the two municipalities approved the merger, which took effect on January 1, 2007.

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