Pain Court

One of the earliest French-speaking settlements in southern Ontario, Pain Court was founded by squatters from the Detroit area who began to settle in the region in the 1780s. It derived its name from the small loaves of bread which the impoverished parishioners offered to Roman Catholic missionaries.


At the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Pain Court - west of Chatham at the intersection of County Roads 34 and 35

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: Municipality of Chatham-Kent (District)

Municipality: Municipality of Chatham-Kent