Marsden, Saskatchewan

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Marsden
Marsden elevator row
Marsden elevator row
Marsden, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Marsden, Saskatchewan
Location of Marsden in Saskatchewan
Marsden, Saskatchewan is located in Canada
Marsden, Saskatchewan
Marsden, Saskatchewan (Canada)
Coordinates: 52°50′42″N 109°48′29″W / 52.845°N 109.808°W / 52.845; -109.808
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionSaskatchewan
Census division13
Post office FoundedN/A
Incorporated (Village)N/A
Incorporated (Town)N/A
Government
 • AdministratorColleen Digness
Area
 • Total0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total234
 • Density294.1/km2 (762/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code
S0M 1P0
Area code(s)306
Highways Hwy 40
[1][2][3][4]

Marsden is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It gained notoriety shortly after the impact of the Buzzard Coulee meteorite near the village in November 2008.

The village was named after Marsden, West Yorkshire in England. That was the birthplace of the wife of Alex F. Wright, the first postmaster.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Marsden, Saskatchewan community profile
2006
Population: 234 (-15.2% from 2001)
Land area: 0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population density: 249.4/km2 (646/sq mi)
Median age: 40.3 (M: 35.5, F: 42.5)
Total private dwellings: 126
Median household income: $NA
References: 2006[6] earlier[7]

Arts and culture[edit]

Marsden is also the host of the annual Quad War, a Society for Creative Anachronism event. It is a Renaissance/Middle Ages full costume festival and war. It attracts approximately 500 people, mostly society members from Alberta and Saskatchewan. It is usually held in the first week of August.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on 2006-10-06
  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, archived from the original on 2007-09-11
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on 2007-04-21
  5. ^ Barry, Bill (September 2005). Geographic Names of Saskatchewan. Regina, Saskatchewan: People Places Publishing, Ltd. p. 274. ISBN 1-897010-19-2.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

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Coordinates: 52°50′42″N 109°48′29″W / 52.845°N 109.808°W / 52.845; -109.808