Wotton

Wotton is a rather small community in Estrie (Eastern Townships) Region.

It has a population of about 1500. The name of Wotton honors a village in Surrey, United Kingdom.

The township of Wotton was proclaimed in 1849 and the community of Wotton was constituted in 1855. Initially cleared by seven families of squatters, Wotton became the first Francophone Township during the area’s settlement.

Wotton is linked to the Green Road (Route Verte) through the Sources (Asbestos) region’s cycle network.

Maurice O’Bready, founder of the Sherbrooke University, was born in Wotton.

As to its attractions, the town boasts a mansard-style rectory dating back to 1884 and a church built in 1902.

See also:

  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • LinkedIn
  • TwitThis