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Roxton Pond, Quebec (Canada)

Haute-Yamaska RCM, Estrie

Last modified: 2022-04-09 by rob raeside
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[Roxton Pond flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 11 March 2022
based on photo located by Dave Fowler, 7 March 2022

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The Municipality

Roxton Pond is a municipality in MRC de La Haute-Yamaska. The municipality of Roxton Point (3,809 inhabitants in 2016; 10,340 ha) is located 15 km north-west of Granby, on the north-west shore of Lake Roxton.

Roxton Pond, first settled in 134 by Abram Sanborn, was incorporated, as a parish, in 1875. Originally known as South Roxton, the village was constituted of a few farms, a post office and a mission managed by the Church of England. This changed with the establishment of the South Eastern Railway in 1879; Mr. Doe split in 1882 part of its estate into plots. In 1886, water from the lake was already used to power two sawmills, a flour mill and a manufacture of worker's tools. At the end of the 19th century, Roxton Pond was among Canada's main centers of production of such tools.In 1907, the Stanley Rule & Level company industrialized the production of carpenter's tools. Closed in 1984, the factory employed up to 300 workers.
Ivan Sache, 7 March 2022

Description of the flag

Flag is the municipal arms on white.
Pine boughs represent the first trade of the pioneers, the manufacture of pine shingles.
Dave Fowler, 7 March 2022

The pine branches represent the pioneer's first trade, production of pine shingles. The lake represents the source of energy that supplies power to the village's industry. Devil's Island recalls the legend of Lake Roxton. The fleur-de-lis symbolizes the pioneers of French origin. The carnations symbolize people of British origin. The sugar bush recalls a plant industry still prominent in Roxton Pond.
The French motto reads "To Believe is Our Strength", highlighting the faith of the different Christian confessions.

Municipal logo is also attached.
The logo is composed of a white goose superimposed to the green initials of the municipality, "RP". The goose and its pure white color symbolize liberty and the municipality's take-off. Green symbolizes health, environment and nature. Golden orange symbolizes wealth and fluency aspired for the population.
The whole logo recalls geese stepping on Lake Roxton during their migration.

The legend recalls that the village's youth used to dance on Saturday night near the lake, lit by oil lamps. Gorgeous Antoinette, who enjoyed luring young men, disappeared on a summer evening with an unknown handsome man. Thunder broke and a reddish light emerged from a rock located on the island and swiftly disappeared, while a scream was heard. Antoinette was found dead near the devil's footprints carved in the rock.
Village website
Ivan Sache, 7 March 2022

Coat of arms

[Roxton Pond flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 7 March 2022


[Roxton Pond flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 7 March 2022