Southey, Saskatchewan

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Town of Southey
Southey welcome sign
Southey welcome sign
Southey, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Southey, Saskatchewan
Location of Southey in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°56′42″N 104°30′11″W / 50.945°N 104.503°W / 50.945; -104.503
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 6
Rural Municipality Cupar
Post office Founded 1905[1]
Incorporated (Village) 1907
Incorporated (Town) 1980 [1]
Government
 • Mayor Leigh Bishop
 • Town Council K.Staruiala,R.Siebert,D.Senft, R.Off,G.Baragar,R.Geiger
 • Employees Ferne Senft(ActingAdministrator) Mallory Bezan(Assistant) Garry Kainz(Foreman)
Erich Bauer(UtilityMan)
Area
 • Total 1.00 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 711
 • Density 708.2/km2 (1,834/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0G 4P0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 6 & Highway 22
Waterways Near to Qu'Appelle River
Website www.southey.ca

Southey is a town in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located on Highway #6, 55 km. north of Regina, Saskatchewan, the capital city of the province of Saskatchewan.

Southey is named after a famous English poet, Robert Southey. Additionally, most of the streets of Southey are named after English poets.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census, Southey's population was 778, which is a 9.4 percent rise from 2006. The median age was 39.9 years (males:37.4 yrs., females:42.0 yrs.) There were 354 private dwellings and the median household income was $71,585.[2]

History[edit]

The vast prairie land of the Northwest Territories was opened for settlement during the latter part of the 1880s and 1890s. Prior to this, the whole area was home to the First Nations people and their culture. Settlement by Europeans and Americans followed the river valleys and then the westward movement of the railway.

The first early settlement in the Southey area consisted of ranchers north and south of the present townsite. H.B. Chandler, one of the first settlers, filed on land on the south side of town in 1903. When the railway arrived in the area, he applied for the site to be named “Southey”, after Robert Southey, one of his favorite English poets.

From this point on, the town grew and developed with the appearance of the first stores, school, banks, elevators, barber shop, hardware and implement dealers, restaurants, lumber yard, telephone system, sidewalks, fire brigades and others in the 1905 - 1912 period. This growth allowed Southey to be incorporated in 1907-08. Subsequently, streets were named after other English writers and poets, so it is possible to travel down streets named Keats, Browning, Burns, Byron, Coleridge, Frost, Kipling, Milton and others.

In 1988 Southey celebrated its 80th anniversary[3] and in 2008 the town had a 100th year celebration.[4]

Education[edit]

The Robert Southey School is a K-12 school incorporating over 100 years of history. In 2006 Southey School celebrated its centenary.[5]

Churches[edit]

The people of Southey and District have four main centers for religious congregations:[6]

  • Southey Baptist Church
  • Southey Emmanuel Lutheran Church
  • Southey St. James Roman Catholic Church
  • Southey United Church

Southey Cable[edit]

The Southey Cable Company is owned and operated by the Town of Southey under the guidance of the Southey Cable Committee.[7]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices and Postmasters: Southey". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  2. ^ Statistics Canada (2012). "Southey, Saskatchewan (Code 4706092) and Saskatchewan (Code 47) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census". Ottawa. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Southey 80th Anniversary, July 1988". Joebess.com. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Southey's 100th Anniversary". Joebess.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-22. 
  5. ^ "Southey School 100th Anniversary". Joebess.com. 
  6. ^ "Churches". Joebess.com. 
  7. ^ "The Southey Cable Company". Joebess.com. 

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Coordinates: 50°56′42″N 104°30′11″W / 50.945°N 104.503°W / 50.945; -104.503