Rural Municipality of Newcombe No. 260

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Newcombe No. 260 (2006 Population 361) is a rural municipality in west-central Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 1,075.60 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality is at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 44. The Lemsford Ferry is located within the rural municipality. The rural municipality maintains its office in Glidden, Saskatchewan.[1] The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. The rural municipality was established in 1911 and is named after Allan Simpson Newcombe who played a leadership role in establishing the Boston Colony of immigrants from Massachusetts. Glidden is named after Charles Glidden (an immigrant from Paw Paw, Michigan) who sold the town site to the Canadian Pacific Railway.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Canada census – Rural Municipality of Newcombe No. 260 community profile
2006
Population: 361 (-10.9% from 2001)
Land area: 1,075.60 km2 (415.29 sq mi)
Population density: 0.3/km2 (0.78/sq mi)
Median age: 39.8 (M: 42.0, F: 36.8)
Total private dwellings: 128
Median household income: $43,918
References: 2006[3] earlier[4]

Heritage properties[edit]

There is one designated heritage property:

  • Ukrainian Catholic Parish of St. John the Baptist - Constructed in 1944 the church is located 20 km southwest of Kindersley. The site also contains a one-room school that was related to the site in 1961 for use as a church hall. Religious services were last conducted at the church in 1986.[5]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°02′33″N 109°06′40″W / 51.04250°N 109.11111°W / 51.04250; -109.11111