Campsie, Alberta

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Campsie is located in Alberta
Location of Campsie Alberta

Campsie is a hamlet in central Alberta within the County of Barrhead No. 11,[1] located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) west of Barrhead then 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of Highway 18, roughly 101 kilometres (63 mi) northwest of Edmonton. It has an elevation of 660 m (2,170 ft).[2]

The hamlet took its name, in 1909, from Campsie, in Scotland, the ancestral home of an early postmaster.[3] The community was a block settlement established by Black Canadian homesteaders from Oklahoma and Texas, within four to five years of Alberta becoming a province in 1905.[4]


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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (1 April 2010). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 29.
  4. ^ Rowe, Allan (12 February 2015). "African American Immigration to Alberta". Historic Resources Management Branch. Alberta Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Campsie, Alberta". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved 7 March 2014.

Coordinates: 54°07′40″N 114°38′48″W / 54.12778°N 114.64667°W / 54.12778; -114.64667 (Campsie)