Madden, Alberta

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Madden, Alberta is located in Alberta
Madden, Alberta
Location of Madden in Alberta

Madden is a hamlet in southern Alberta under the jurisdiction of Rocky View County.[1]

Madden is located approximately 46 kilometres (29 mi) north of Downtown Calgary on Highway 574, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of the Town of Crossfield on Highway 2A and 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Highway 2 (the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor).

The hamlet was named after Bernard Madden, an early pioneer and a prominent rancher who arrived in the area in 1876. The post office was opened on May 1, 1931.

Madden, while small, boasts a community hall and curling rink, meat processor, campground, fire station and an 18-hole golf course. Madden has also been host to a few film crews including the recent production 'Mayerthorpe' (seen on CTV) which was shot at various locations near the hamlet.

Madden was once located on a Canadian Pacific Railway spur from Collicutt to Cremona and had two elevators. The rail grade can still be seen as it goes west from the hamlet through the Ag Society grounds and east towards Nier Lakes.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Madden
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
22.8
(73)
21
(70)
29.5
(85.1)
32.5
(90.5)
33.5
(92.3)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
28
(82)
19.5
(67.1)
18.5
(65.3)
34
(93)
Average high °C (°F) −1.8
(28.8)
0.5
(32.9)
4.1
(39.4)
11.1
(52)
16.3
(61.3)
19.6
(67.3)
21.8
(71.2)
21.9
(71.4)
17
(63)
11.8
(53.2)
2.1
(35.8)
−1.1
(30)
10.3
(50.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.8
(18)
−5.6
(21.9)
−1.8
(28.8)
4.4
(39.9)
9.5
(49.1)
13.1
(55.6)
15
(59)
14.8
(58.6)
10.2
(50.4)
5.1
(41.2)
−3.5
(25.7)
−6.8
(19.8)
3.9
(39)
Average low °C (°F) −13.8
(7.2)
−11.7
(10.9)
−7.7
(18.1)
−2.4
(27.7)
2.5
(36.5)
6.6
(43.9)
8.3
(46.9)
7.7
(45.9)
3.3
(37.9)
−1.6
(29.1)
−9
(16)
−12.4
(9.7)
−2.5
(27.5)
Record low °C (°F) −39.5
(−39.1)
−38.5
(−37.3)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−9
(16)
−2.5
(27.5)
−0.5
(31.1)
−4
(25)
−9.5
(14.9)
−27
(−17)
−35.5
(−31.9)
−38.5
(−37.3)
−39.5
(−39.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 16
(0.63)
11.4
(0.449)
21
(0.83)
28.4
(1.118)
63.1
(2.484)
82.5
(3.248)
75.1
(2.957)
65.4
(2.575)
53.7
(2.114)
17.3
(0.681)
17.6
(0.693)
15
(0.59)
466.5
(18.366)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

Demographics[edit]

Rocky View County's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 21 in Madden, the same population recorded in its 2006 municipal census.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  2. ^ Environment Canada[1]. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  3. ^ "County Census Identifies Divisional Population Changes". Rocky View County. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 

Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1992). Place Names of Alberta – Volume II, Southern Alberta, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta.

Read, Tracey (1983). Acres and Empires – A History of the Municipal District of Rocky View, Calgary, Alberta.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°26′2″N 114°16′57″W / 51.43389°N 114.28250°W / 51.43389; -114.28250