|Village of Ernfold|
|Rural Municipality||Morse No. 165|
|• Governing body||Ernfold Village Council|
|• Mayor||Christine Bauck|
|• Administrator||Mark Wilson|
|• MLA||David Anderson|
|• MP||Brad Wall|
|• Total||1.19 km2 (0.46 sq mi)|
|• Density||12.6/km2 (33/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|Highways|| Hwy 1|
|Railways||Canadian Pacific Railway|
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. 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.
|Canada census – Ernfold community profile|
|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)|
|Total private dwellings:||13||15||24|
|Median household income:|
|References: 2016 2011 2006 earlier|
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.
- Ernfold Village Council
- National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on 2006-10-06
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- Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on 2007-04-21
- Richardson, Mark (2012-07-24). "Decline and development of the prairie". Maclean's. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
- "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- Ernfold School - Canadian Register of Historic Places
- Ernfold: Life and death in a not-quite ghost town - Regina Leader-Post
- Saskatchewan City & Town Maps
- Saskatchewan Gen Web - One Room School Project
- Post Offices and Postmasters - ArchiviaNet - Library and Archives Canada
- Saskatchewan Gen Web Region
- Online Historical Map Digitization Project
- GeoNames Query
- 2006 Community Profiles
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