Abercorn (2006 population 366) is a village in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, Canada. Ranked 3,426 in terms of population among Quebec municipalities, it is situated in the southeastern Regional County Municipality of Brome-Missisquoi in the administrative region of the Montérégie. It is bordered by the larger township of Sutton, Quebec to the north and east, by Frelighsburg to the west, and the town of Richford, Vermont in the United States to the south.
The village is located on the northern edge of the Green Mountains in the Sutton Valley, flanked to the west by the Pinnacle and to the east by the Sutton Mountain range. The Sutton River runs through the valley, as does Route 139 and the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway.
Located about 105 km from Montreal via Autoroute 10 and near the ski hills of Mount Sutton, Bromont, Quebec, Jay Peak, Vermont, and Mont Owl's Head, Abercorn is a popular day trip and vacation spot for Montrealers.
Thomas Spencer built the first log cabin near Abercorn in 1792. The village was originally called Sheppard’s Mills in honor of Thomas Sheppard, a New Hampshire loyalist who built the area's first grain and saw mill. Originally part of Sutton, Abercorn was established as a township in 1929.
Retail goes green from the ground up: Abercorn Common earns LEED-CS.(Randy Peacock Melaver Inc.)(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Core & Shell )(U.S. Green Building Council)
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