Busby, Alberta

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Busby is located in Alberta
Location of Busby in Alberta

Busby is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Westlock County.[1] It is located on Highway 651, approximately 52 kilometres (32 mi) northwest of Edmonton and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of Highway 2.


Busby was settled by Americans and was named Independence when the post office opened in 1903. In 1915, the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway arrived and the hamlet's name was changed to Busby.[2]


As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Busby had a population of 98 living in 48 of its 56 total dwellings, an 8.9% change from its 2006 population of 90. With a land area of 0.72 km2 (0.28 sq mi), it had a population density of 136.1/km2 (353/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  2. ^ Sanders, Harry (2004). Alberta Names How Cities, Towns, Villages and Hamlet Got their Names. Red Deer Press. pp. 65 66. ISBN 978-0-88995-256-0. 
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 

Coordinates: 53°56′53″N 113°53′26″W / 53.94806°N 113.89056°W / 53.94806; -113.89056 (Brocket)