Gwynne, Alberta

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Gwynne is located in Alberta
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Location of Gwynne Alberta

Gwynne is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10.[1] It is located on Highway 13, approximately 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) east of Wetaskiwin.

In 1902, pioneer homesteader Charles Rodberg (known in his native Belgium as Chevalier Charles Rodberg de Walden) opened a store and post office along the railway and the area was known as Rodberg's Crossing, or Rodberg's Flat. Later the area was known as Diana, after his eldest child, and the Post Office was called the Diana Post Office. When the CPR arrived in 1905 the community was renamed to honor the wife of a railway official. Julia Maude Schreiber (née Gwynne) was the second wife of Sir Collingwood Schreiber (1831-1908), a railway builder, former chief engineer of the CPR and former federal deputy minister of railways and canals.Julia was president of the Ottawa Ladies' golf club and vice-regent of the Daughters of the Empire in Ottawa. It is doubtful that she ever set foot in the hamlet named after her.[2]

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).[3]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Gwynne recorded a population of 73 living in 31 of its 32 total private dwellings, a change of −17% from its 2011 population of 88. With a land area of 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 140.4/km2 (363.6/sq mi) in 2016.[5]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Gwynne had a population of 88 living in 37 of its 39 total dwellings, a -9.3% change from its 2006 population of 97. With a land area of 0.51 km2 (0.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 172.5/km2 (447/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  2. ^ The Story Behind Alberta Names, Red Deer Press, 2003
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Gwynne, Alberta
  4. ^ "Gwynne, Alberta". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 

Coordinates: 52°59′12″N 113°11′56″W / 52.98667°N 113.19889°W / 52.98667; -113.19889 (Gwynne)