Woolford, Alberta

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Woolford
Hamlet
Woolford, Alberta is located in Alberta
Woolford, Alberta
Location of Woolford in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°11′06″N 113°09′55″W / 49.18500°N 113.16528°W / 49.18500; -113.16528
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 3
Municipal district Cardston County
Founded 1900
Government
 • Governing body Cardston County Council
 • MP Jim Hillyer
 • MLA Gary Bikman
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span
Area code(s) +1-403
Highways Highway 503
Waterways Milk River Ridge
St. Mary River
Rush Lake[disambiguation needed]
Lumpy Butte

Woolford is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within Cardston County.[1] It is located on Highway 503, approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southeast of Cardston between the St. Mary River and the Milk River Ridge. It is named after Thomas Woolford who came to the area in 1900.[2]

Woolford Flat[edit]

Woolford Flat is located one mile northeast of present day Woolford on highway 503. The Canadian Pacific Railway built a subdivision from Raley to Whiskey Gap in 1910 bypassing original town site of Woolford leaving the settlement stranded from any railway services. The community was then divided into two town sites. The original town site became "Woolford Flat" and the new town site placed along the railway kept the old name "Woolford".[3]

Woolford Flat consisted of the school house, the L.D.S. Church and three private residences.

Woolford consisted of a Chinese restaurant, a two story general store, a United Church, a blacksmith, lumber yard, three grain elevators and 8 private residences.

Attractions[edit]

Woolford Provincial Park
The Woolford Provincial Park is a provincial park located 17.5 km (11 mi) east of Cardston, west of Highway 503 just west of Woolford.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  2. ^ Shaw, Keith (1978). Chief mountain country : a history of Cardston and district. Volume I. Cardston: Cardston and District Historical Society. p. 80. ISBN 0-919213-89-8. 
  3. ^ Woolford

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Coordinates: 49°11′06″N 113°09′55″W / 49.18500°N 113.16528°W / 49.18500; -113.16528 (Woolford)