|Town of Stettler|
Main Street, Stettler
|Nickname(s): The Heart of Alberta|
|Municipal district||County of Stettler No. 6|
|• Mayor||Dick Richards|
|• Governing body||Stettler Town Council|
|• Total||13.12 km2 (5.07 sq mi)|
|Elevation||820 m (2,690 ft)|
|• Density||438.2/km2 (1,135/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC−7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−6)|
|Postal code span||T0C 2L0 to 2L2|
Stettler is a town in east-central Alberta, Canada within the County of Stettler No. 6. It is located approximately 101 km (63 mi) east of Red Deer at the junction of Highway 12 and Highway 56. The town is nicknamed "The Heart of Alberta."
Stettler was founded in 1905 and was named after Swiss immigrant Carl Stettler, who also founded a settlement east of the town at Blumenau, as well as being influential in the nearby community of Castor. He also served on the first town council of Stettler as a councillor.
Stettler celebrated its centennial in 2005.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of Stettler had a population of 5,748 living in 2,350 of its 2,536 total dwellings, a 5.6% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 5,445. With a land area of 13.12 km2 (5.07 sq mi), it had a population density of 438.1/km2 (1,134.7/sq mi) in 2011.
The population of the Town of Stettler according to its 2008 municipal census is 5,843.
In 2006, Stettler had a population of 5,418 living in 2,268 dwellings, a 3.9% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 9.50 km2 (3.67 sq mi) and a population density of 570.1 /km2 (1,477 /sq mi).
The median household income in 2005 for Stettler was $56,201, which is below the Alberta provincial average of $63,988.
Stettler is also home to Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions, a popular attraction delivering rail tours on a line running from Stettler to Big Valley, a 35 km (22 mi), one-hour trip.
The following people have served as mayor of Stettler.
- Bob Stewart
- John Brennen
- Redford Peeples
- Robin Sloan
- Gary McKay
- Keith Ryder
- James Hunter
- Dick Richards
The town has three schools in the Clearview Public Schools -(Clearview School Division No. 71):
As well as one school in the East Central Catholic School Division
- Christ King Catholic School
- Kenn Borek, founder of Kenn Borek Air, was born in Stettler.
- Robert Raymond Cook was the "last man to be hanged in Alberta" after the 1959 murder of his family.
- Tricia Helfer, the actress who portrays Number Six on Battlestar Galactica, attended high school in Stettler.
- Brian Ogilvie and Bob Falkenberg are retired Canadian ice hockey players.
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- "Stettler, Alberta – Detailed City Profile". Retrieved 9 October 2009.
- Richard Froese (23 September 2009). "Richards acclaimed new mayor". Stettler Independent. Retrieved 15 October 2009.[dead link]