Hepburn, Saskatchewan

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Hepburn
Town
Town of Hepburn
Main Street (2010)
Main Street (2010)
Hepburn, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Hepburn, Saskatchewan
Location of Hepburn in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°31′32″N 106°43′50″W / 52.52556°N 106.73056°W / 52.52556; -106.73056
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Census division 15
Rural Municipality Laird No. 404
Post office established 1901
Village[1] July 5, 1919
Town[1] October 24, 2012
Area
 • Total 1.02 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 562
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code S0K 1Z0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 12
Highway 375

Hepburn is a town in Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 45 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

History[edit]

Hepburn was settled in the early 20th century as a railroad station. Connection made the community grow overnight and many people moved to the area. Before the 1930s the population of Hepburn had reached over 800 people. In the 1930s, the area was affected by both the great depression and a huge drought affecting most of Western Canada. Many of Hepburn's residents and farmers flocked to cities like Saskatoon and even to the United States. By the end of the decade, the population was less than 300.

In the 1940s, the community sent over 60 men to serve in World War II. After the war, Hepburn started to grow, and new homes were built. In 1989, the province shut down the railroad line, stranding three grain elevators. Like most Saskatchewan grain elevators, two were torn down but one remained, being converted into a museum about the history of Hepburn.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Hepburn, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 562 (6.0% from 2006) 530 (11.6% from 2001)
Land area: 1.02 km2 (0.39 sq mi) 1.02 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population density: 548.4/km2 (1,420/sq mi) 517.2/km2 (1,340/sq mi)
Median age: 31.4 (M: 31.6, F: 31.2)
Total private dwellings: 215 196
Median household income: $42,176
References: 2011[2] 2006[3] earlier[4]

Today[edit]

Hepburn today is at 562 residents and is trying to expand itself. In 2000, it developed some old railroad land into a new subdivision. Only 8 lots were made and 3 were sold. Hepburn residents also enjoy the local bowling alley. In 2009 there were approximately 20 lots developed.

Education[edit]

Bethany College (2010)

Hepburn was home to a small Bible college called Bethany College which had a population of around 73 students before closing in May 2015. Hepburn is also home to Hepburn School (elementary and high school) which in 2001 celebrated its 75th anniversary. It is believed to be the oldest school in Saskatchewan continuously operating in its original building.

Attractions[edit]

  • Hepburn Museum of Wheat, a grain elevator built by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1928 at the end of main street along the Canadian National Railway. It now stands as a museum that depicts the history of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the Canadian National Railway and farmer.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Urban Municipality Incorporations" (PDF). Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations. p. 11. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Hepburn Museum of Wheat

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°31′32″N 106°43′50″W / 52.52556°N 106.73056°W / 52.52556; -106.73056