Conrich

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Conrich is a hamlet in southern Alberta under the jurisdiction of Rocky View County.[1]

Conrich is located 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) east of the City of Calgary's eastern limits and approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) northeast of Downtown Calgary on McKnight Boulevard. It has been anticipated that the hamlet will eventually be annexed by Calgary. However, Calgary's 2007 annexation did not move its eastern limits closer to the hamlet.[2]

Conrich got its start as a flag station for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. A flag station was exactly that: passengers wanting to board had to flag the train down. The land for the site was obtained from W.F. Birch. The railroad reached here in 1913, and the name comes from the surnames of two real estate developers, Connacher and Richardson . The Canadian National Railway took over the line in 1918. That year, a 30,000 bushel grain elevator was also built.[3] A post office operated at this site from August 15, 1925 to December 12, 1960.

Demographics[edit]

Rocky View County's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 26 in Conrich, the same population recorded in its 2006 municipal census.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  2. ^ City of Calgary (2007-08-02). "City of Calgary Annexation Territory". Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  3. ^ Read, Tracy (1983). Acres and Empires : a history of the Municipal District of Rocky View no. 44. p. 67. 
  4. ^ "County Census Identifies Divisional Population Changes". Rocky View County. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 

Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1992). Place Names of Alberta – Volume II, Southern Alberta, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta.

Read, Tracey (1983). Acres and Empires – A History of the Municipal District of Rocky View, Calgary, Alberta.

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Coordinates: 51°05′36″N 113°51′48″W / 51.09333°N 113.86333°W / 51.09333; -113.86333