Froude, Saskatchewan

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Froude is located in Saskatchewan
Location in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 49°40′19″N 103°16′50″W / 49.67194°N 103.28056°W / 49.67194; -103.28056Coordinates: 49°40′19″N 103°16′50″W / 49.67194°N 103.28056°W / 49.67194; -103.28056
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Southeast Saskatchewan
Census division 1
Rural Municipality Griffin
Established 1908
 • Reeve David Hoffort
 • Administrator Laureen Keating
 • Governing body Benson No. 35
Time zone CST
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 13
Railways Canadian Pacific

Froude is a hamlet in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, located in the Rural Municipality of Griffin No. 66, along the historic Ghost Town Trail, also known as the Red Coat Trail.


Froude is named after the English historian James Anthony Froude.

The post office opened on June 1, 1908, in a private dwelling, Section 27, Township 8, Range 10, W2. On December 31, 1969, the post office shut its doors.


The community of Froude had a peak population of 200 citizens in 1920–21. It has struggled over the years to maintain a steady population and has now become a semi–ghost town, with few residents remaining.


Froude once a had a booming economy with a variety of businesses such as Canadian Pacific Railway telegraph and Dominion Express services, two grain elevators, Federal Grain Co. and North Star Grain Co. offices, a bank, a hardware store, a general store, a blacksmith, and a Presbyterian church.

Location geography[edit]

Froude is located in the Federal Electoral District of Souris—Moose Mountain in the Rural Municipality of Griffin No. 66, at an elevation of 2,012 feet (613 m).


Froude School District No. 1896 was organized in the fall of 1907 and closed in June 1970.

Notable citizens[edit]

  • Jack Yateman, was awarded the Bronze Medal, the highest award to be given to a Boy Scout. He received this award at the age of 16, after saving the life of his patrol leader, E. Fox, during a swimming incident at a Scout camp at Bear Lake.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System [dead link]
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 

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