January 1, 1958
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Wentworth-Nord (French for North Wentworth) is a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Les Pays-d'en-Haut Regional County Municipality.
Its communities include Saint-Michel, Laurel, and Montfort. Its many lakes attract many cottage vacationers each summer.
Wentworth-Nord, Quebec Wikipedia
The original Wentworth Township, formed in 1809, included both Wentworth and Wentworth-Nord, so their histories are closely related until 1958 when Wentworth-Nord became a separate municipality.
The community of Laurel formed when the first families arrived from Ireland between 1855 and 1860, calling it New Ireland in memory of their homeland. The Laurel Post Office opened in 1886. In 1856, the mission of Wentworth was established, officially renamed to Saint-Michel in 1884. By 1860, McCluskey or McClosky Court opened, probably named after pioneer James McClosky.
From 1899, several mines were commercially exploited, extracting mica (from 1899 onward), chalk (from 1919 to 1923), marl, and graphite. Other economic activity included logging, agriculture, and the manufacture of potash.
A small portion of Lac Louisa is located in Wentworth-Nord, Quebec.
Lac Saint-François-Xavier (74.35889°S 45.88139°E / -74.35889; 45.88139) is believed to have been named after François-Xavier Froideveaux. Work undertaken in 2011 restored the lake's natural shore near the Montfort recreational building.
Population trend:Population in 2011: 1440 (2006 to 2011 population change: 6.4%)
Population in 2006: 1353 (2001 to 2006 population change: 20.7%)
Population in 2001: 1121
Population in 1996: 1039
Population in 1991: 789
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 744 (total dwellings: 1958)
Mother tongue:English as first language: 23%
French as first language: 69%
English and French as first language: 1%
Other as first language: 7%