Purple Springs

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Purple Springs
Hamlet
Purple Springs is located in Alberta
Purple Springs
Location of Purple Springs in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°48′56″N 111°53′33″W / 49.8156°N 111.8925°W / 49.8156; -111.8925Coordinates: 49°48′56″N 111°53′33″W / 49.8156°N 111.8925°W / 49.8156; -111.8925
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 2
Municipal district Municipal District of Taber
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Municipal District of Taber Council
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Purple Springs is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Taber.[1] It is located on Highway 3, approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) east of Taber.

History[edit]

The Government of Alberta established the Purple Springs Grazing Reserve in 1957 that is located 0.8 km away from the community. The reserve is 6,684 acres (27.05 km2) and was the first irrigated grazing reserve in the province.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Municipal District of Taber's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 41 in Purple Springs, a 20.6% increase over its 2008 municipal census population of 34.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Southeast Region Purple Springs". Alberta Sustainable Resource Development. January 14, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-18. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  3. ^ "MD Connection (newsletter): Fountain of Youth?". Municipal District of Taber. Summer 2013. p. 7. Retrieved August 29, 2013.