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Farnham, Quebec (Canada)

Brome-Missisquoi MRC, Estrie

Last modified: 2022-04-09 by rob raeside
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[Farnham flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 11 March 2022
based on photo located by Dave Fowler, 5 March 2022

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Farnham is a city in MRC de Brome-Missisquoi.
The town of Farnham (9,238 inhabitants in 2028; 9,204 ha) is located 30 km south-west of Granby.
The town of Farnham was established on 8 March 2000 as the merger of the former Town of Farnham and of the municipality of Rainville.

Farnham, named for a village located in the English county of Surrey, was established as a canton composed of three concessions:
- Concession A (eastern part), granted on 22 October 1798 to Samuel Gale;
- Concession B (central part), granted on 9 September 1805 to the heirs of the late Colonel Abraham Cuyler: Jane, Cathalina, H. Baldwin and Élizabeth Cuyler);
- Concession C (western part), granted on 11 February 1809 to George Allsopp.
In 1831, the village of West-Farnham had 1,239 inhabitants. Whipple Cook, an American from Rhode Island, built in 1817 a sawmill on the south bank of river Yamaska. The inauguration of the Champlain & St-Lawrence Railway connecting Laprairie and Saint-Jean-Dorchester boosted the development of West-Farnham. A stage coach service serving the village was established the same year.
The village of West-Farnham was incorporated in 1862, to be elevated a town on 28 December 1976.
Town website
Ivan Sache, 5 March 2022

City flag

Farnham is a city in MRC de Brome-Missisquoi.
Flag is a logo on white.
Dave Fowler, 5 March 2022

The logo, designed in September 2013, represents a "F", for Farnham. It is simple, unique, and easy to recognize. The calligraphy of ancestral type is a tribute to the builders of the town.
The "F" is split in two parts by the railway, represented by a vertical white line.
Letter "F" adequately represents the town's history. Founded in 1876, Farnham is often described as a railway town. The "F"'s right part is coal gray, which represents the train history and the significance of industry on the territory. The "F"'s left part id green, representing ecological vision, sustainable development, and agricultural environment.
Farnham is located on the banks of river Yamaska. The logo is horizontally divided like the town is divided east-west by the river. Blue represents water, also symbolizing calm, wisdom and liberty.
The leaf represents youth. It is important for the town that young people grow happily, healthy and proud to be Farnhamians.
Town website
Ivan Sache, 5 March 2022

Heraldic flag

[Dunham flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 11 March 2022

These photos show a heraldry flag:!
Masao Okazaki, 6 March 2022

"Vert a pallet wavy argent a rose gules surrounded dexter by a wheat sheaf or sinister by two gear wheels in pale of the same. The shield surmounted by a seven-towered mural crown or and supported by two branches of maple vert slipped and botonny or tied in saltire by a ribbon gules holding a scroll or inscribed with the motto 'Bonorum Laborum Gloriosus est Fructus' in Roman letters."

The pallet wavy represents the geographic location of the town of Farnham on the banks of river Yamaska. The rose is a tribute to George Alsopp's family.
The wheat sheaf recalls the first farmers established in Farnham area. The gear wheels symbolize industry. Or means shine, justice, faith, force and Constance.
The mural crown is proper to towns.
Town website

Ivan Sache, 7 March 2022


[logo] image located by Dave Fowler, 5 March 2022