Girouxville

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Girouxville
Village
Village of Girouxville
Girouxville is located in Alberta
Girouxville
Girouxville
Coordinates: 55°45′14″N 117°20′19″W / 55.75389°N 117.33861°W / 55.75389; -117.33861
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 19
Municipal district Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130
Government
 • Mayor Carmen Ewing
 • Governing body Girouxville Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Land 0.58 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 266
 • Density 461.2/km2 (1,195/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 49
Waterway Hunting Creek

Girouxville /ˈʒɪrʊvɪl/[dubious ] is a village in northern Alberta, Canada, located 58 kilometres (36 mi) south of the town of Peace River.

History[edit]

  • 1915: The name of the settlement was changed from "Fowler" to "Girouxville" after one of its first settlers, whose last name was "Giroux".
  • 1917: The first post office was opened.
  • 1941: Girouxville opens its first Credit Union and Co-op store.
  • 1951: Girouxville is incorporated as a village.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Girouxville had a population of 266 living in 129 of its 147 total dwellings, a -5.7% change from its 2006 population of 282. With a land area of 0.58 km2 (0.22 sq mi), it had a population density of 458.6/km2 (1,187.8/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

According to the 2006 census:

  • population of 282 living in 139 dwellings, a 7.8% decrease from 2001.
  • land area of 0.58 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
  • population density of 489.0/km2 (1,267/sq mi).[3]

Notable people[edit]

Singer and actor Robert Goulet lived in Girouxville for a portion of his teenage years.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 55°45′14″N 117°20′19″W / 55.75389°N 117.33861°W / 55.75389; -117.33861