Dorothy, Alberta

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Dorothy is located in Alberta
Location of Dorothy Alberta

Dorothy is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within Special Area No. 2.[1][2] It is located approximately 21 kilometres (13 mi) east Highway 56 and 85 kilometres (53 mi) northwest of Brooks.

The community was named for Dorothy Wilson, a young girl that lived in the area at the time the post office opened.[3]

Dorothy is home to two former churches, a United Church that was in service between 1932 and 1961, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church[4] that was in service between 1944 and 1967. They hosted numerous social events for the area.[5]

Catholic church located in Dorothy, Alberta
United Church located in Dorothy, Alberta

The Mayor of Dorothy is a stray cat named Oscar. He hitched a ride, frozen to a project car, one cold day in the Winter of 2016. He has kept Dorothy free and clear of mice since.

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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  2. ^ Statistics Canada (2010-03-05). "Standard Geographical Classification 2006 – Special Area No. 2, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 43.
  4. ^ "Simon Wroot's Studio". Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  5. ^ "Ghost Towns of Alberta". Retrieved 2013-03-11.

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Coordinates: 51°16′45″N 112°19′30″W / 51.27917°N 112.32500°W / 51.27917; -112.32500 (Dorothy)