Lumsden, Aberdeenshire

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Lumsden is an inland village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the A97 road.


It crowns a rising-ground 745 feet above sea level amid a fertile district.[citation needed] It is situated several miles northwest of Alford and is near both the River Don and the upper course of the Water of Bogie.[citation needed]


The village was founded around 1825 by Harry Leith Lumsden of Auchindoir on what was then a barren moor.[citation needed]


The population in 1840 was 243, in 1861 478, 1871 487, 1881 519. The population in 2009 is 344 a decline to levels before 1861.[citation needed]


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Coordinates: 57°15′N 2°52′W / 57.250°N 2.867°W / 57.250; -2.867