Crossfield, Alberta

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Crossfield
Town
Town of Crossfield
Motto: Progress Through Friendship
Crossfield is located in Alberta
Crossfield
Crossfield
Location of Crossfield in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°25′52″N 114°01′34″W / 51.43111°N 114.02611°W / 51.43111; -114.02611
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Municipal district Rocky View County
Founded 1892
Incorporated 1980
Government[1]
 • Mayor Nathan Anderson
 • Governing body Crossfield Town Council
 • MP Blake Richards, Wild Rose
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 11.87 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1,113 m (3,652 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 2,853
 • Density 240.3/km2 (622/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0M-0S0
Highways Highway 2A
Highway 574
Website Official website

Crossfield is a town in southern Alberta, Canada within Rocky View County.

Crossfield is located 43 kilometers or 27 miles (43 km) north of the City of Calgary, on Highway 2.

As a rail station on the Calgary to Edmonton (C&E) line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Crossfield was founded in 1892. Crossfield was named after an engineer with the Canadian Pacific Railway survey crew. By 1904, the community had a post office, a general store, a hotel and a school. In 1906, the first grain elevator opened and Crossfield was incorporated as a village the following year in 1907.[4] In 1980, the Crossfield incorporated as a town.

The Town of Crossfield is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership. Crossfield is within the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor and is growing as a result. Crossfield is north of the City of Airdrie and south of the Town of Olds. Crossfield is surrounded by the rural Rocky View County.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Crossfield had a population of 2,853 living in 1,018 of its 1,090 total dwellings, a 6.9% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 2,668. With a land area of 11.87 km2 (4.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 240.4/km2 (622.5/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

The population of the Town of Crossfield according to its 2010 municipal census is 2,861.[5][6]

In 2006, Crossfield had a population of 2,648 living in 960 dwellings, a 10.4% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 4.80 km2 (1.85 sq mi) and a population density of 551.4 /km2 (1,428 /sq mi).[7]

Economy[edit]

The primary economic base of the Crossfield area is agriculture, agricultural services and natural gas processing. The Crossfield Gas Plant located south of the town, currently owned by TAQA North, has been operation since 1965.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Crossfield has two schools – Crossfield Elementary School (Kindergarten to Grade 5)[8] and W.G. Murdoch School (Grades 6-12).[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs: Municipal Officials Search
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Read, Tracy (1983). Acres and Empires : a history of the Municipal District of Rocky View no. 44. p. 68. 
  5. ^ Town of Crossfield (2010-07-06). "Agenda for the Regular Meeting of the Council Town of Crossfield - Tuesday, July 6, 2010". Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  6. ^ "2010 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Crossfield - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  8. ^ Rocky View Schools. "Crossfield Elementary School". Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  9. ^ Rocky View Schools. "W.G. Murdoch School". Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  • 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.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°26′N 114°02′W / 51.433°N 114.033°W / 51.433; -114.033 (Crossfield)