Dunmore, Alberta

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Dunmore is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Cypress County,[1] located 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) southeast of Medicine Hat's city limits on Highway 1 and the Canadian Pacific Railway mainline. A portion of the hamlet is recognized as a designated place by Statistics Canada.[2]

Dunmore is the administrative centre of Cypress County and the Prairie Rose Regional School Division No. 8.

The hamlet was named by the CPR after Charles Murray, the Earl of Dunmore.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Cypress County indicates that the population of the Hamlet of Dunmore was 1,025 in the 2011 Census.[4]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Dunmore had a population of 502 living in 182 of its 186 total dwellings, a -6% change from its 2006 population of 534. With a land area of 2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi), it had a population density of 207.4/km2 (537.3/sq mi) in 2011.[5] The Dunmore designated place comprises only the portion of the hamlet.[6][7]

Education[edit]

Just south of the community is Eagle Butte High School, named after a geographic feature of the Cypress Hills. A one-room schoolhouse in the Cypress Hills was called "Eagle Butte School".[8]

Amenities and services[edit]

Located in the hamlet is Dunmore Park – which has a playground, outdoor hockey rink, baseball field, and a small BMX track. Dunmore has two gas stations, a community hall, a golf driving range, a storage unit business, a bar and various other small businesses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ Statistics Canada. "Population and dwelling counts for designated places in Alberta, 2006 and 2001 censuses". Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  3. ^ Sanders, Harry M. (2003). The Story Behind Alberta Names : How Cities, Towns, Villages and Hamlets Got Their Names. Calgary, Alberta: Red Deer Press. p. 121. ISBN 0-88995-256-6. 
  4. ^ "The Present: A Cypress County Snapshot". Cypress County. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Census Profile: Dunmore, UNP (Designated Place), Alberta (map)". Statistics Canada. October 31, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Land Use Bylaw No 2011/04". Cypress County. January 2011. p. PDF page 107 of 268. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ Michael, Hope; Johnson, Hope (1981). Down The Years at Elkwater. Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery. Lethbridge, Alberta: Heinitz Printers & Stationers. pp. 30–34 & 75–76. 

Coordinates: 49°58′13″N 110°35′03″W / 49.97028°N 110.58417°W / 49.97028; -110.58417