Acheson, Alberta

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Acheson
Locality
Acheson, Alberta is located in Alberta
Acheson, Alberta
Location of Acheson in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°32′45″N 113°46′17″W / 53.54583°N 113.77139°W / 53.54583; -113.77139Coordinates: 53°32′45″N 113°46′17″W / 53.54583°N 113.77139°W / 53.54583; -113.77139
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Census division11
Municipal districtParkland County
Named forA. Acheson Tisdal
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • MayorRodney Shaigec
 • Governing body
Elevation
706 m (2,316 ft)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area code(s)780, 587, 825

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

Acheson is located on the Canadian National (CN) 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 railway official.[2] Acheson was founded as a repair facility for CN with industrial development following in the 1970s.[3] It is recognized as a major employment area by the Edmonton Metropolitan 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. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. 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. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  4. ^ "Growth Plan 2010" (PDF). EMRB. Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board. March 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Acheson Industrial Area". Parkland County. Archived from the original on 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  6. ^ "About Acheson". Acheson Business Association. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  7. ^ a b "Acheson Industrial Area Structure Plan" (PDF). Parkland County. Parkland County. December 17, 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2019.

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