Acheson, Alberta

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Acheson
Locality
Acheson, Alberta is located in Alberta
Acheson, Alberta
Location of Acheson in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°33′01″N 113°46′29″W / 53.55028°N 113.77472°W / 53.55028; -113.77472
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Census division 11
Municipal district Parkland County
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Mayor Rodney Shaigec
 • Governing body
Time zone Mountain (UTC-7)
Postal code span T7X
Area code(s) 780

Acheson is a locality and an industrial area in Alberta, Canada within Parkland County.[1]

Acheson is located on the Canadian National main line and Highway 60 (Devonian Way) between Highway 16A (Parkland Highway) and Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway). It is 3.2 km (2.0 mi) west of the City of Edmonton, 5.7 km (3.5 mi) east of the City of Spruce Grove, and 20 km (12 mi) north of the Town of Devon.

The locality is named after A. Acheson Tisdal, a railroad official.[2] Acheson was founded as a repair facility for Canadian National with industrial development following in the 1970s.[3] It is recognized as a major employment area by the Capital Region Board.[4]

Acheson Industrial Area[edit]

The Acheson Industrial Area is the economic development hub of Parkland County.[5] Its 10,000 acres (4,000 ha) of land[5] is home to over 200 businesses.[3] The Acheson Business Association established in 2004.[6]

Within the Acheson Area Structure Plan, the industrial area borders the City of Edmonton to the east, Highway 16 to the north, Spruce Valley Road to the east, and Highway 628 to the south.[7] Industrial parks within the Acheson Industrial Area include the Ellis Industrial Park, the Sherwin Industrial Park, and West Acheson Industrial.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parkland County, geographical codes and localities". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 9. 
  3. ^ a b "History of Acheson". Acheson Business Association. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Capital Region Land Use Plan (Appendix 2)" (PDF). Capital Region Board. March 2009. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Acheson Industrial Area". Parkland County. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  6. ^ "About Acheson". Acheson Business Association. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  7. ^ a b "Acheson Area Structure Plan (Draft)" (PDF). Parkland County. July 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 

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Coordinates: 53°33′01″N 113°46′29″W / 53.5502777°N 113.7747222°W / 53.5502777; -113.7747222 (Acheson)