Granum, Alberta

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Granum

Leavings (1904–1908)
Hamlet of Granum
Granum is located in Alberta
Granum
Granum
Location of Granum in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°52′25″N 113°30′27″W / 49.87361°N 113.50750°W / 49.87361; -113.50750Coordinates: 49°52′25″N 113°30′27″W / 49.87361°N 113.50750°W / 49.87361; -113.50750
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionSouthern Alberta
Census division3
Municipal districtMunicipal District of Willow Creek No. 26
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJuly 12, 1904
 • Name changeMarch 31, 1908
 • TownNovember 7, 1910
Dissolution[2]February 1, 2020
Area
 (2016)[3]
 • Land1.91 km2 (0.74 sq mi)
Elevation991 m (3,251 ft)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total406
 • Density212.1/km2 (549/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
HighwaysHighway 2
Highway 519
WebsiteOfficial website

Granum is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada that is under the jurisdiction of the Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26. It is located at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 519 west of Lethbridge. Incorporated as the Village of Leavings in 1904, it changed its name to Granum in 1908 and held town status between late 1910 and early 2020.

History[edit]

The community originally incorporated as the Village of Leavings on July 12, 1904.[6] It was named The Leavings as it was the site on Willow Creek west of Pultney siding where the old Bull-team Freighters stopped for water and to unload freight.[7] Predating the railroads, it was where a trail left a river and travellers were reminded to bring water.[8] Leavings changed its name to Granum on March 31, 1908 and then incorporated as a town on November 7, 1910.[6] At a population of 447, Granum was Alberta's smallest town as of the 2016 census.[3] It dissolved from town status to become a hamlet under the jurisdiction of the Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26 on February 1, 2020.[2]

Geography[edit]

Granum is located on the edge of the prairie and the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Viewable from the community are the mountains of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park to the south, of the Crowsnest Pass to the west, and of Kananaskis Country to the northwest.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Granum recorded a population of 406 living in 199 of its 206 total private dwellings, a -9.2% change from its 2011 population of 447. With a land area of 1.91 km2 (0.74 sq mi), it had a population density of 212.6/km2 (550.5/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, Granum had a population of 447 living in 205 of its 220 total dwellings, a 7.7% change from its 2006 population of 415. With a land area of 1.87 km2 (0.72 sq mi), it had a population density of 239.0/km2 (619.1/sq mi) in 2011.[9]

The population of Granum according to its 2007 municipal census is 445.[10]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 343—    
1996 337−1.7%
2001 392+16.3%
2006 415+5.9%
2011 447+7.7%
2016 406−9.2%
Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4]

Media[edit]

Historical newspapers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Granum" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 281. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "O.C. 17/2020". Government of Alberta. January 28, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Location and History Profile: Town of Granum". Alberta Municipal Affairs. June 14, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  7. ^ Granum History Book Committee. (1977). Leavings by trail, Granum by rail. Granum, Alta.: Granum History Committee, p. 10.
  8. ^ Douglas, Helen (1965). Echoes of Willow Creek. Granum, Alberta: Willow Creek Historical Society. p. 9.
  9. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  10. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  11. ^ Strathern, Gloria M. (1988). Alberta Newspapers, 1880-1982: An Historical Directory Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press, p.137
  12. ^ Strathern, Gloria M. (1988). Alberta Newspapers, 1880-1982: An Historical Directory Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press, p.138

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