Delacour, Alberta

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Delacour is a hamlet in southern Alberta under the jurisdiction of Rocky View County.[1] It is located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) east of the City of Calgary, and 24 km (15 mi) from its downtown. The hamlet features a creek valley setting and a golf club.

History[edit]

The Delacour station was named after the foreman of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway construction crew. The line became part of the Canadian National Railway in 1914. It was previously believed that Delacour was a French name meaning “of the heart”. It has been revealed that Mr. Delacour was from Denmark. The first passenger train went through February 28, 1914. A small store was established in the community in 1914. The post office was in operation since November 15, 1915.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
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°09′06″N 113°46′24″W / 51.15167°N 113.77333°W / 51.15167; -113.77333