Cudworth, Saskatchewan

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Cudworth
Town
Cudworth Heritage MuseumFormer CN station
Cudworth Heritage Museum
Former CN station
Nickname(s): The Hub of the Cities
Cudworth is located in Saskatchewan
Cudworth
Cudworth
Location of Cudworth in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°29′N 105°43′W / 52.483°N 105.717°W / 52.483; -105.717
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
R.M. Hoodoo No. 401
Census Division Division 15
Settled early 1900s
Incorporated (village) 1911
Incorporated (town) 1961
Government
 • Mayor Harold Mueller
 • Governing body Cudworth town council
 • MP Saskatoon—Humboldt Brad Trost
 • MLA Batoche Delbert Kirsch
Area
 • Total 2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 770
 • Density 348.7/km2 (903/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code S0K 1B0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Hwy 2
Website Official website
[2][3]

Cudworth is a small Canadian town located approximately 85 km north east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the Minnichinas hills. Cudworth is in hilly partially forested country east of the South Saskatchewan River. The area is part of the aspen parkland biome.

Cudworth had a population of 770 people in 2011.[1] It has a public K-12 school, 60 local businesses and 3 churches serving the rural area surrounding it. It is surrounded by a large agricultural community. The first pioneers settled the area west of modern day Cudworth in the late 19th century. German settlers arrived in 1903 and settled in nearby Leofeld, Saskatchewan.

When the village was established in 1911 it was named after the English philosopher Ralph Cudworth. Present day Cudworth continues to consist mainly of families with Ukrainian, and German origins.

History[edit]

Main Street

The town was originally peopled primarily by settlers of Eastern European origin including Germany, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine.[4]

In September 2008, Cudworth's grain elevator went up into flames. Cudworth was one of three Saskatchewan towns that still had an original Wheat Pool elevator and a CN train station.

Historic sites[edit]

Located two miles west of Cudworth is the historic Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine. The site consists of an altar, chapel, statue and Stations of the Cross on a hill west of Highway 2. The shrine was established after three children saw a beautiful sad lady dragging chains and carrying a golden cross – when they approached her, she vanished. There is an annual pilgrimage every year on the tenth Sunday after Easter. It is an official pilgrimage of the Saskatoon Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy.[5]

The Cudworth Heritage Museum (former CN Station) (c. 1925) is a Municipal Heritage Property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The municipality operates the Cudworth Municipal Airport.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, retrieved 2013-12-01 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  4. ^ "History of Cudworth". Town of Cudworth. 2007. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Quick Facts About Communities". Prairie Innovation Enterprise Region. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  6. ^ "Cudworth Museum (former CN Station)". Canada's Historic Places. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

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Coordinates: 52°29′N 105°43′W / 52.483°N 105.717°W / 52.483; -105.717