Abbey, Saskatchewan

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Abbey
Village
Abbey is located in Saskatchewan
Abbey
Abbey
Coordinates: 50°43′59″N 108°45′00″W / 50.733°N 108.750°W / 50.733; -108.750
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Southwest Saskatchewan
Census division 4
Rural Municipality Miry Creek
Post office founded August 1, 1913
Incorporated (Village) 1913
Government
 • Mayor Bruce Walker
 • Administrator Jan Stern
 • Governing body Abbey Village Council
Area
 • Total 0.77 km2 (0.30 sq mi)
Elevation 681 m (2,235 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 115
 • Density 149.1/km2 (386/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0N 0A0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 32
Highway 783
[1][2][3][4]

Abbey is a village within rural municipality Miry Creek No. 229. Abbey ranked 4,287 in terms of population in Canada. This village is in southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada, northwest of Swift Current in Division No. 8. Abbey is serviced by Highway 32 near Highway 738.

History[edit]

In 1910 the first post office used by area residents was Longworth, located in the home of Cassie Baldwin.[5]

The town site of Abbey was originally owned by a man named D.F. Kennedy. In 1913 Canadian Pacific Railway bought a quarter section of land from him to build a rail line.[5] The C.P.R. gave Mr. Kennedy the honour of naming the town, giving it the name Abbey - the name of the Kennedy farm in Ireland.[6]

Abbey has one municipal heritage property, the Abbey Fire Hall. Constructed in 1919 in response to a large fire that threatened the community in September 1918, the fire station was constructed as part of an upgrade to fire protection in the town. The station remained in service until a new fire station was constructed in 1975. The station is currently not in use, however the siren on the station tower is still used to signal emergencies in the town.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Visible minorities and Aboriginal population
Canada 2006 Census Population  % of Total Population
Visible minority 0 0
Aboriginal 0 0
White 130 100
Total population 130 100

Geography[edit]

Abbey is located south of the South Saskatchewan River and north of The Great Sand Hills.

Area statistics[edit]

  • Lat (DMS) 50° 44' 00" N
  • Long (DMS) 108° 45' 00" W
  • Dominion Land Survey Section 36 - Township 6 - Range 31 West of the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Meridian
  • Time zone (cst) UTC-6

Climate[edit]

Abbey experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk) with long, cold, dry winters and short, warm summers. Precipitation is low, with an annual average of 315mm, and is concentrated in the warmer months.

Climate data for Abbey
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.9
(57)
17
(63)
23
(73)
31.5
(88.7)
35
(95)
39
(102)
37
(99)
41.1
(106)
37.8
(100)
33.9
(93)
25
(77)
16
(61)
41.1
(106)
Average high °C (°F) −8.1
(17.4)
−3.7
(25.3)
3.4
(38.1)
12.5
(54.5)
18.6
(65.5)
23.2
(73.8)
25.9
(78.6)
25.9
(78.6)
19.4
(66.9)
12.4
(54.3)
1.1
(34)
−5.6
(21.9)
10.4
(50.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.1
(8.4)
−8.7
(16.3)
−1.8
(28.8)
5.9
(42.6)
11.8
(53.2)
16.3
(61.3)
18.7
(65.7)
18.5
(65.3)
12.5
(54.5)
6.1
(43)
−3.9
(25)
−10.6
(12.9)
4.3
(39.7)
Average low °C (°F) −18.1
(−0.6)
−13.7
(7.3)
−7
(19)
−0.6
(30.9)
5
(41)
9.5
(49.1)
11.5
(52.7)
11
(52)
5.7
(42.3)
−0.3
(31.5)
−8.8
(16.2)
−15.6
(3.9)
−1.8
(28.8)
Record low °C (°F) −43.3
(−45.9)
−42
(−44)
−35
(−31)
−20
(−4)
−9
(16)
−4
(25)
2.5
(36.5)
0
(32)
−7.8
(18)
−27
(−17)
−36
(−33)
−44
(−47)
−44
(−47)
Precipitation mm (inches) 13.2
(0.52)
9.2
(0.362)
15.1
(0.594)
21.4
(0.843)
43.3
(1.705)
60.4
(2.378)
51.1
(2.012)
29.5
(1.161)
25.7
(1.012)
15.1
(0.594)
13.1
(0.516)
17.5
(0.689)
314.5
(12.382)
Source: Environment Canada[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  5. ^ a b Russell, E. T. (1973), What's In a Name?, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Western Producer Book Service, p1
  6. ^ Our Roots History of Abbey Retrieved on 2008-12-14
  7. ^ Abbey Fire Hall Heritage Property Details
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  9. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 23 July 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°26′38″N 108°27′00″W / 50.444°N 108.450°W / 50.444; -108.450