Hinchinbrooke is located in Monteregie Region, close to the border with the US.
Its population is of about 2500. The township of Hinchinbrook (its name was spelled without the E on the end) was proclaimed in 1899, but its settlement began in the 1820ies with the arrival of Irish immigrants included the township of Elgin.
The community took its name from a town of Hinchingbrooke (spelled with G, but the letter was later dropped in Canada).
In 1993 the name finally took on its current spelling of Hinchinbrooke. Primarily agricultural, Hinchinbrooke is a vast rural territory comprising a protected pre-colonial forest, Boisé-des-Muir (Muir Woods). The land has a few rivers, orchards and several notable hamlets: Herdman, Rockburn, Powerscourt and Dewittville (which is also partially situated within the territory of the Municipality of Godmanchester).
The Chateauguay River crosses the municipality. The rural centre of the township, the hamlet of Athelstan was home to grain mills and a railway station linking Valleyfield to Malone.
Canada’s first butter factory was opened in Athelstan in 1873. Today it’s a federal historic site. Hinchinbrooke is proud of its century-old farms and stone farmhouses, scenic country roads and quaint hamlets. Davignon Park is well-known attraction.
Housing development has place near the Herdman border crossing into the U.S., it's accessible via Montée Herdman, and it was opened up in 1970 for both seasonal and permanent residences. The Huntingdon regional arena, which serves neighbouring municipalities, is located on the territory of Hinchinbrooke.
To get to Hinchinbrooke from Montreal, follow highway 138; from the east and southeast, follow routes 202 and 209; from the north, through Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and across the St. Lawrence seaway on routes 132 and 201.