De Winton, Alberta

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De Winton
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De Winton, Alberta is located in Alberta
De Winton, Alberta
Location of De Winton in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°49′23″N 114°01′07″W / 50.8231°N 114.0186°W / 50.8231; -114.0186
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census divisionNo. 6
Municipal districtM.D. of Foothills No. 31
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • Reevevacant
 • Governing body
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)

De Winton is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District (M.D.) of Foothills No. 31.[1] It is located just south of the City of Calgary and west of Highway 2A (MacLeod Trail).

De Winton is located within Census Division No. 6.

A variant name is Dewinton. The village has the name of Francis de Winton, a British army officer.[2]

History[edit]

During the Second World War, a Royal Air Force pilot training school was located at the Royal Canadian Air Force air station at De Winton (today's De Winton/South Calgary Airport). Temporary buildings were erected to house operations and accommodate service personnel.

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 2010-06-24.
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 42.

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Coordinates: 50°49′23″N 114°01′07″W / 50.82306°N 114.01861°W / 50.82306; -114.01861 (De Winton)