Gadsby, Alberta

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Village of Gadsby
Gadsby is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°17′45″N 112°21′43″W / 52.29583°N 112.36194°W / 52.29583; -112.36194Coordinates: 52°17′45″N 112°21′43″W / 52.29583°N 112.36194°W / 52.29583; -112.36194
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district County of Stettler No. 6
Incorporated 1909
 • Mayor Laura Kelly-Stevenson
 • Governing body Gadsby Village Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 0.82 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 25
 • Density 30.5/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways 12, 852

Gadsby is a village in central Alberta, Canada, located east of Red Deer. Gadsby is the smallest village in Alberta. It was incorporated in 1909. It was named for Toronto reporter Henry Franklin Gadsby was the namesake for a post office that was opened in 1909.[3]


In the 2011 Census, the Village of Gadsby had a population of 25 living in 14 of its 18 total dwellings, a -28.6% change from its 2006 population of 35. With a land area of 0.82 km2 (0.32 sq mi), it had a population density of 30.5/km2 (79.0/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Gadsby had a population of 35 living in 18 dwellings, a 12.5% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.82 km2 (0.32 sq mi) and a population density of 42.7/km2 (111/sq mi).[4]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Barbara Kent, one of the last surviving silent film actresses.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ Sanders, Harry (2004). The Story Behind Alberta Names. Red Deer Press. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-88995-256-0. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Gadsby - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-07.  Check date values in: |date= (help)