Newcastle, Alberta

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Former hamlet
Newcastle, Alberta is located in Alberta
Newcastle, Alberta
Location of Newcastle in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°27′50″N 112°44′10″W / 51.464°N 112.736°W / 51.464; -112.736Coordinates: 51°27′50″N 112°44′10″W / 51.464°N 112.736°W / 51.464; -112.736
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 5
Municipality Town of Drumheller
Incorporated (village) March 16, 1923[1]
Dissolved May 21, 1931[2]
Annexed 1967[3]
 • Mayor Terry Yemen
 • Governing body
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Newcastle is a community within the Town of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. It held village status for eight years between 1923 and 1931,[1][2] and was recognized as a hamlet prior to annexation by Drumheller in 1967.[3] The community is located within the Red Deer River valley on South Dinosaur Trail (Highway 838),[5] approximately 2 km (1.2 mi) west of Drumheller's main townsite. The former hamlet of Midlandvale is located across the river to the north.


Newcastle was incorporated as a village on March 16, 1923.[1] It subsequently dissolved from village status on May 21, 1931.[2] Newcastle was eventually annexed by the former City of Drumheller from the former Municipal District of Badlands No. 7 (then Improvement District No. 7) in 1967.[3]


Over the course of its incorporation, Newcastle had a population of 281 and 304 in 1926 and 1931 respectively.[6] Despite its dissolution in 1931, the former village grew to a population of 1,278 in 1936[6] and peaked at a population of 1,317 in 1951.[7] It then declined to a population of 960 in 1966.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c Province of Alberta (1923-03-22). "Organization of Village Municipality – Village of Newcastle" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  2. ^ a b c Province of Alberta (1931-06-02). "Order in Council (O.C.) 575-31" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  3. ^ a b c "Town of Drumheller Municipal Development Plan: Volume 1 Background Study" (PDF). Town of Drumheller and Palliser Regional Municipal Services. April 21, 2008. p. 7. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 28, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Town of Drumheller maps" (PDF) (PDF). Town of Drumheller. January 2006. p. 2. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1936. Volume I: Population and Agriculture. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1938. p. 835. 
  7. ^ Ninth Census of Canada, 1951. SP-7, Population: Unincorporated villages and hamlets. Dominion Bureau of Statistics. p. 56. 
  8. ^ Census of Canada, 1966. Special Bulletin S-3: Population, Unincorporated Places. Dominion Bureau of Statistics. August 1968. p. 185.