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Noyan, Quebec (Canada)

Le Haut-Richelieu, Montérégie

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Noyan: 43.79 km² 1,300 inhabitants

The municipality of Noyan (1,392 inhabitants in 2016; 5,000 ha) is located on the border with Vermont (USA).

Noyan is named for its first lord, Pierre-Jacques Payen de Noyan et de Chavoy (1695-1771)), naval officer, King's Lieutenant in Trois-Rivières and Major of Montreal (1749-1756). The grant of the domain, dated 1733, was confirmed by the king of France in 1745. Highly estimated as one of Nouvelle-France's best officers, Noyan never took possession of his domain, which his wife sold in 1764 to Gabriel Christie and John Campbell.
Established as Foucault in 1845, the municipality was incorporated in 1847 to the municipality of the County of Rouville, to be re-established in 1855 as the municipality of the Parish of Saint-Thomas-de-Foucault, eventually renamed to Noyan in 1976.
The Treaty of Washington, which fixed the local border between Canada and the USA, was signed in 1842 in the village.
Commission de toponymie du Québec
Ivan Sache, 16 May 2020


Flag visible at
Blue-yellow-green vertical triband with emblem in the center.
Olivier Touzeau, 15 May 2020

The coat of arms of Noyan represent the municipality's modern features.
The wheat spike in the center represents agriculture.
The coniferous tree in the upper right corner represents the profuse forest that covers a significant part of the territory and ecology.
The anchor in the lower left corner represents river Richelieu and recreation.
The municipality's name is written above the three charges forming a letter "N", for Noyan.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 16 May 2020