Lacolle, Quebec

Lacolle is a municipality in southern Quebec, Canada located in the administrative area of the Montérégie.

The written history of Lacolle can be traced back to July 4th, 1609 when Samuel de Champlain and his entourage stopped briefly at the mouth of a small stream for a meal before continuing southward up the Richelieu River into the lake which now bears his name. In his journal Champlain referred to the location of the delta as "Lacole". When translated literally the term means the neck of a bottle or that which is above the shoulders.

The Lacolle River runs though the middle of the town.

ee also

* Battle of Lacolle


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