Anastasia, Alberta

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Anastasia
Unincorporated Community
Nickname(s): The Colony
Anastasia is located in Alberta
Anastasia
Anastasia
Location of Anastasia in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°43′24″N 113°01′55″W / 50.72333°N 113.03194°W / 50.72333; -113.03194
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 5
Municipal district Vulcan County
Founder Anastasia Holoboff
Founded 1926
Incorporated September 3, 1901
Government
 • Governing body Vulcan County Council
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span TOK 2EO
Area code(s) +1-403
Highways Highway 547

Anastasia is an unincorporated community in Vulcan County, Alberta, Canada that was once a small Doukhobor settlement. The settlement was located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Arrowwood on Township Road 206.

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In 1924 following the death of Peter Verigin, many Doukhobors of the Brilliant, British Columbia settlement claimed Anastasia F. Holuboff be the successor to Peter. A majority of the Doukhobors community disagreed and declared that the Verigin's son should become the new leader for the settlement. In 1926, Anastasia along with 160 of her followers broke away from the settlement to land that was bought two miles (3 km) west of the community of Shouldice, Alberta, where the new break-away communal settlement was formed.[1]

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Coordinates: 50°43′24″N 113°01′55″W / 50.72333°N 113.03194°W / 50.72333; -113.03194 (Stirling)