|Coordinates: 54°32′26″N 114°05′41″W / 54.54056°N 114.09472°WCoordinates: 54°32′26″N 114°05′41″W / 54.54056°N 114.09472°W|
|Municipal district||Westlock County|
|• Governing body||Westlock County Council|
|• Land||0.46 km2 (0.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|Area code(s)||780, 587, 825|
Fawcett is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Westlock County. It is located on Highway 44, approximately 118 kilometres (73 mi) northwest of Edmonton, and four kilometres east of Hubert Lake Wildland Provincial Park.
The community has the name of a railroad officer.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Fawcett had a population of 60 living in 31 of its 36 total private dwellings, a change of -26.8% from its 2016 population of 82. With a land area of 0.46 km2 (0.18 sq mi), it had a population density of 130.4/km2 (337.8/sq mi) in 2021.
As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Fawcett had a population of 69 living in 31 of its 37 total private dwellings, a change of -5.5% from its 2011 population of 73. With a land area of 0.45 km2 (0.17 sq mi), it had a population density of 153.3/km2 (397.1/sq mi) in 2016.
Fawcett is the hometown of professional hockey player and actor Ross Smith. Ross portrayed the character Barclay Donaldson in the 1977 movie Slap Shot. Casey Fawcett, the previous World Record holder for most glasses held in a single hand, is also a resident of Fawcett.
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- ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. January 12, 2022. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
- ^ "Information & Facilities - Hubert Lake Wildland Provincial Park | Alberta Parks". Alberta Parks. November 10, 2022.
- ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 50.
- ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
- ^ "Most wine glasses held in one hand | Guinness World Records".