Hodgeville, Saskatchewan

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Hodgeville, Saskatchewan
Village
Hodgeville from the highway.
Hodgeville from the highway.
Hodgeville, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Hodgeville, Saskatchewan
Hodgeville, Saskatchewan
Hodgeville, Saskatchewan is located in Canada
Hodgeville, Saskatchewan
Hodgeville, Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°07′16″N 106°58′01″W / 50.121°N 106.967°W / 50.121; -106.967
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 7
Rural Municipality Lawtonia
Post office Founded N/A
Incorporated (Village) June, 1921
Incorporated (Town) N/A
Government
 • Mayor Kevin Fehler
 • Governing body Hodgeville Village Council
Area
 • Total 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 142
 • Density 105.3/km2 (273/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0H 2B0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 19
Highway 363
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Hodgeville is a village Lawtonia Rural Municipality No. 135 in southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. The village is located approximately 34 km south of the Trans Canada Highway, 97 km southeast of the City of Swift Current. It has a population of approximately 175 (as of 2006). The town was incorporated in June, 1921.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Hodgeville, Saskatchewan community profile
2006
Population: 142 (-18.9% from 2001)
Land area: 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Population density: 105.3/km2 (273/sq mi)
Median age:
Total private dwellings: 85
Median household income:
References: 2006[5]

Economy[edit]

Hodgeville's economic base is mainly agricultural and related services.

Notable people[edit]

It is not known to many, but the Flag of Saskatchewan was originally created here, by a man named Anthony Drake a school teacher from Hodgeville. The Heritage Museum displays the flag, a Western Red Lily on a green and gold field, alongside Anthony's story.

The author of the song "There's a Bluebird on my Windowsill" was Elizabeth (née Huber) Clarke. She lived near Hodgeville, became a nurse, married Dr. Clarke in Hodgeville. After they moved to Vancouver, she nursed in the Children's Hospital. While there, she made up this song to sing to her little patients. "There's a Bluebird on my Windowsill" was picked up by the March of Dimes and used as their theme song. Elizabeth received Royalties from the song and donated them to the Children's Hospital. Her story is one of those proudly displayed in the Heritage Museum at Hodgeville.

Another of our 'claims to fame' is the Hodgeville Meteorite. It is about 6x8 inches, extremely heavy for its size. For the story of the meteorite and its finder; a local farmer, come visit the Hodgeville Heritage Museum. Take a Toonie Tour. We will show you a few items you have not seen before.

Tracy Schous (also known as Track) was born and raised in Hodgeville. Son of the honorable Eleanor Schous, Track has served continuously in the community over the years as well as bartending many community events with notable community figure and newspaper specialist Johnny S. Schwab.[6]

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External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, archived from the original on November 21, 2008 
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  6. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/leaderpost/obituary.aspx?n=wilfred-schous&pid=150262914

Coordinates: 50°07′16″N 106°58′01″W / 50.121°N 106.967°W / 50.121; -106.967