Ardrossan, Alberta

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Ardrossan
Hamlet
Ardrossan is located in Alberta
Ardrossan
Ardrossan
Coordinates: 53°33′8″N 113°8′30″W / 53.55222°N 113.14167°W / 53.55222; -113.14167Coordinates: 53°33′8″N 113°8′30″W / 53.55222°N 113.14167°W / 53.55222; -113.14167
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionEdmonton Region
Census division11
Specialized municipalityStrathcona County
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • MayorRod Frank
 • Governing body
Area
 • Total1.45 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
Elevation708 m (2,323 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total412
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Postal code spanT8G
Area code(s)+1-780
HighwaysHighway 16
WebsiteStrathcona County

Ardrossan is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County.[1] It is located on Highway 824, approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of Sherwood Park.

The community takes its name from Ardrossan, in Scotland.[2]

Ardrossan is located directly to the east of Sherwood Park, and is just south of the Yellowhead Highway on Range Road 222. It can also be accessed by Township Road 530 coming out of Sherwood Park.

Schools[edit]

There are four schools in the hamlet. Ardrossan Elementary School, and Ardrossan Junior Senior High School, both operated by Elk Island Public Schools, Holy Redeemer Catholic School, operated by Elk Island Catholic Schools, and New Horizons School, a charter school for gifted students from kindergarten to junior high.[3] The junior/senior high school also houses the Ardrossan Community Theatre and the sports fields surrounding the schools were recently redeveloped with new baseball diamonds, soccer fields, football fields and a tennis court.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The population of Ardrossan according to Strathcona County's 2015 municipal census is 412.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 12.
  3. ^ New Horizons Charter School
  4. ^ Ardrossan Archived May 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Census 2015: Overall Results" (PDF). Strathcona County. p. 4. Retrieved June 1, 2016.