Langdon, Alberta

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Langdon
Aerial view of Langdon in winter
Aerial view of Langdon in winter
Langdon, Alberta is located in Alberta
Langdon, Alberta
Location of Langdon in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°58′21″N 113°40′36″W / 50.97250°N 113.67667°W / 50.97250; -113.67667Coordinates: 50°58′21″N 113°40′36″W / 50.97250°N 113.67667°W / 50.97250; -113.67667
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census divisionNo. 6
Municipal districtRocky View County
Incorporated (village)August 31, 1907[1]
DissolvedJanuary 1, 1946[2]
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • ReeveGreg Boehlke
 • Governing body
  • Jerry Arshinoff
  • Rolly Ashdown
  • Margaret Bahcheli
  • Greg Boehlke
  • Liz Breakey
  • Lois Habberfield
  • Bruce Kendall
  • Eric Lowther
  • Earl Solberg
Area
 • Land4.40 km2 (1.70 sq mi)
Elevation
1,005 m (3,297 ft)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total5,060
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)

Langdon is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada under the jurisdiction of Rocky View County.[4] It previously held village status between August 31, 1907, and January 1, 1946.

Langdon is located 12 km (7.5 mi) east of the City of Calgary at the intersection of Highway 560 (Glenmore Trail) and Highway 797, approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the Trans Canada Highway and 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Highway 22X. It has an elevation of 1,005 m (3,297 ft).

The hamlet is located in Census Division No. 6 and in the federal riding of Bow River. The hamlet is represented in federal government by Member of Parliament Martin Shields and in municipal government by Councillor Al Schule.

History[edit]

Langdon was named for R.B. Langdon of Langdon & Shepard, a Canadian Pacific Railway subcontracting firm who built a section of the line just east of Calgary.[5] He was born in Vermont in 1826 and worked on the railroad lines within at least ten US states, notably the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad in 1858. Langdon served as a state senator in Minnesota from 1873 to 1881.[6] The nearby Shepard station was named for his partner. Langdon was one of two people to turn the first sod in the settlement in 1882. A year later, a railway station was set up in a boxcar and named after him.[7]

A post office was established on January 1, 1890, and a telegraph office in 1899.[8] Langdon incorporated as a village on August 31, 1907.[1] It subsequently dissolved on January 1, 1946, to become part of the Municipal District of Conrich No. 44.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The population of Langdon according to the 2018 municipal census conducted by Rocky View County is 5,364,[9] a 9.5% increase from its 2013 municipal census population count of 4,897.[10]

As a population centre in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Langdon recorded a population of 5,060 living in 1,582 of its 1,586 total private dwellings, a change of 20.2% from its 2011 population of 4,211. With a land area of 4.40 km2 (1.70 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,150.0/km2 (2,978.5/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

Attractions[edit]

Langdon is home to the Boulder Creek Golf Course.[11]

Education[edit]

Langdon School provides education to students in kindergarten through grade 9.[12] Sarah Thompson School provides education to students from K-5.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Alberta Gazette, 1907: Establishment of Villages". Government of Alberta. September 30, 1907. p. 8. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "The Alberta Gazette, 1946: Dissolution of the Village of Langdon and the Lands Added to the Municipal District of Conrich No. 44". Government of Alberta. January 15, 1946. p. 44. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and depopulation centres, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 7, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2021.
  4. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 1, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 29, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  5. ^ Langdon Crossings Archived 2006-03-08 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Folsom, William Henry Carman (January 1888). Fifty Years In The Northwest: With An Introduction And Appendix Containing Reminiscences, Incidents, And Notes. Pioneer Press Co. p. 529. Retrieved February 25, 2012. R.B. Langdon.
  7. ^ Read, Tracey (1983). Acres and Empires – A History of the Municipal District of Rocky View, Calgary, Alberta.
  8. ^ Read, Tracy (1983). Acres and Empires : A History of the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44. p. 83.
  9. ^ "2018 County Census". Rocky View County.
  10. ^ "County Census Identifies Divisional Population Changes". Rocky View County. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  11. ^ "Calgary Golf – Boulder Creek Golf Course". Boulder Creek Golf Course. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  12. ^ "Langdon School". Rocky View Schools. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  13. ^ "Sarah Thompson School (K-5) — Rocky View Schools". www.rockyview.ab.ca. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  • Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1992). Place Names of Alberta – Volume II, Southern Alberta, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta.

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