Erskine, Alberta

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Erskine is located in Alberta
Erskine
Erskine
Location of Erskine Alberta

Erskine is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the County of Stettler No. 6.[1] Previously an incorporated municipality, Erskine dissolved from village status on May 10, 1946 to become part of the Municipal District of Waverly No. 367.[2]

Erskine is located approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Stettler, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Rochon Sands and 64 kilometres (40 mi) east of Red Deer. It was established in 1905 and named after British jurist Thomas Erskine (1750–1823).

History[edit]

Erskine was home to one of the worst mass slayings in Alberta when Social Credit Stettler representative John Clark murdered seven people before committing suicide on June 3, 1956.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Erskine had a population of 290 living in 121 of its 130 total dwellings, a -10.8% change from its 2006 population of 325. With a land area of 0.98 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 296/km2 (766/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 1, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Table 6a: Population by census divisions and subdivisions showing reorganization of rural areas, 1931-1946". Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1946. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1949. p. 422. 
  3. ^ Colin MacDonald (June 5, 1956). "Body Alberta MLA Found Lying In Slough". Vol XLIX No 148 (The Lethbridge Herald). p. 1. 
  4. ^ "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. 

Coordinates: 52°19′16″N 112°52′47″W / 52.32111°N 112.87972°W / 52.32111; -112.87972 (Erskine)