Abernethy, Saskatchewan

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Abernethy Church
Abernethy Church
Abernethy is located in Saskatchewan
Abernethy is located in Canada
Location of Abernethy in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°26′38″N 103°15′07″W / 50.444°N 103.252°W / 50.444; -103.252
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Southwest Saskatchewan
Census division 6
Rural Municipality Abernethy
Established 1900
 • Mayor Janet Englot
 • Administrator Sheree Emmerson
 • Governing body Abernethy Village Council
 • Total 1.03 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 196
 • Density 189.9/km2 (492/sq mi)
 • National Population Rank (Out of 5,008) 4,037
Time zone CST
Postal code S0A 0A0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 22
Historic Sites Motherwell Homestead
Website Village of Abernethy

Abernethy is a small community of 197 people in Saskatchewan, Canada, ranking 4,037th in Canada in terms of population located about one hour east of Regina and one hour west of Yorkton. To the south of Abernethy lies the Qu'Appelle Valley in which Katepwa beach is located.

The current mayor is Janet Englot, and the town council consists of Brian Wilkes, Roy Bearden, Beverley Halford, and Kevin Stryker.


Abernethy celebrated its one hundredth anniversary in the summer of 2004 with a centennial celebration held at the same time as the annual agricultural fair.[6]

Historic sites[edit]

  • Abernethy is home to the Motherwell Homestead, which is a National Historic Site and is the original homestead of Saskatchewan's first minister of agriculture W.R. Motherwell.
  • Abernethy and District Memorial Hall is a Municipal Heritage Property, that was constructed in 1921, to commemorate the return of soldiers from World War I. Funds for the hall were raised through local donations in the community. The hall was designed by Storey and Van Egmond of Regina.[7]
  • Christ Anglican Church is a Municipal Heritage Property, that was constructed near Abernethy in 1886, and relocated into the village in 1904.[8]


In 2006 Abernethy had a population of 197 living in 99.5 dwellings, a -7.5% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.03 km2 (0.40 sq mi) and a population density of 190.9/km2 (494/sq mi).[9]

Visible minorities and Aboriginal population
Canada 2006 Census Population  % of Total Population
Visible minority group
South Asian 0 0
Chinese 0 0
Black 0 0
Filipino 0 0
Latin American 0 0
Southeast Asian 0 0
Arab 0 0
West Asian 0 0
Korean 0 0
Japanese 0 0
Mixed visible minority 0 0
Other visible minority 10 5.4
Total visible minority population 10 5.4
Aboriginal group
First Nations 30 16.2
Métis 45 24.3
Inuit 0 0
Total Aboriginal population 75 40.5
White 100 54.1
Total population 185 100

Industry and commerce[edit]

Abernethy is primarily an agricultural community although there are currently several businesses operating in Abernethy. Among them is a CO-OP grocery store, gas bar, and cafe, Canada Post Office, Abernethy Nature Heritage Museum, Tri Way Fertilizer, and two nearby hog barns operated by Hypor International.


School Children are bussed to Lemberg and Neudorf in the east and Balcarres in the west because Abernethy School was closed in 1994 and due to lack of proper maintenance had to be destroyed in the summer of 2005.


In the summer of 2005 the movie The Messengers which stars Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, and John Corbett was filmed in the valley south of Abernethy and east of Katepwa.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System 
  4. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  5. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 
  6. ^ Dance on the Bridge: A History of Abernethy and Area. Abernethy Heritage Association, 1983. ISBN 978-0-919533-28-8.
  7. ^ Abernethy and District Memorial Hall Heritage Property Details Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Christ Anglican Church Heritage Property Details Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Statistics Canada, Canada 2006 Census: Abernethy - Community Profile, retrieved 2009-01-12 
  10. ^ a b Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°26′38″N 103°15′07″W / 50.444°N 103.252°W / 50.444; -103.252