Ernfold

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Ernfold
Village of Ernfold
Ernfold is located in Saskatchewan
Ernfold
Location of Ernfold in Saskatchewan
Ernfold is located in Canada
Ernfold
Ernfold (Canada)
Coordinates: 50°26′53″N 106°53′31″W / 50.448°N 106.892°W / 50.448; -106.892
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
RegionSouth-central
Census division7
Rural MunicipalityMorse No. 165
Government
 • TypeMunicipal
 • Governing bodyErnfold Village Council[1]
 • MayorChristine Bauck
 • AdministratorMark Wilson
 • MLADavid Anderson
 • MPBrad Wall
Area
 • Total1.19 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Population
(2016)
 • Total15
 • Density12.6/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code
S0H 3C0
Area code(s)306
Highways Hwy 1
Hwy 19
RailwaysCanadian Pacific Railway
[2][3][4][5]

Ernfold is a village located between the Trans-Canada Highway within the Rural Municipality of Morse No. 165, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. At first alongside the original one-lane highway, the village was enclosed by the opposing lanes of the newly-divided Trans-Canada in 1973. In order to avoid complete destruction of the village the eastbound lane of the Trans-Canada Highway was rerouted approximately 3 km south of the village, leaving the village sandwiched between the Trans-Canada.

The village's population peaked at around 300 citizens.[6] As of the 2016 Canada Census, the village of Ernfold has a population of 15 (a 50% decrease from 30 in the 2011 Canada Census), making it one of Saskatchewan's smallest villages.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Ernfold community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 15 (-50.0% from 2011) 30 (-14.3% from 2006) 35 (-30.0% from 2001)
Land area: 1.19 km2 (0.46 sq mi) 1.19 km2 (0.46 sq mi) 1.19 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Population density: 12.6/km2 (33/sq mi) 25.2/km2 (65/sq mi) 29.4/km2 (76/sq mi)
Median age:
Total private dwellings: 13 15 24
Median household income:
References: 2016[7] 2011[8] 2006[9] earlier[10]

Heritage sites[edit]

The Ernfold School is a stately red brick, 1 1/2 story Georgian Revival structure built in 1919. The building served as an integral part of the community as a school until it closed in 1972. It was then used as a Baptist Church for a short time until the church closed in 1989.

The schoolhouse remains a notable landmark with its bell tower and symmetrical form, to passersby through the village, driving westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway.

On May 6, 1990 the Village of Ernfold passed (Bylaw No. 90-1), placing the building on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as a Municipal Heritage Property.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ernfold Village Council
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on 2006-10-06
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on November 21, 2008
  4. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, archived from the original on 2007-09-11
  5. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on 2007-04-21
  6. ^ Richardson, Mark (2012-07-24). "Decline and development of the prairie". Maclean's. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  11. ^ Ernfold School - Canadian Register of Historic Places

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°26′53″N 106°53′31″W / 50.448°N 106.892°W / 50.448; -106.892