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Ohaton is located in Alberta
Location of Ohaton in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°58′10″N 112°39′33″W / 52.96944°N 112.65917°W / 52.96944; -112.65917Coordinates: 52°58′10″N 112°39′33″W / 52.96944°N 112.65917°W / 52.96944; -112.65917
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district Camrose County
Settled September 1906
Dissolved January 1, 1946[1]
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Camrose County Council
 • MP Kevin Sorenson
 • MLA Verlyn Olson
Area (2011)[3]
 • Total 0.24 km2 (0.09 sq mi)
Elevation 770 m (2,530 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 120
 • Density 500/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 780
Highways Highway 13

Ohaton is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Camrose County.[4] Previously an incorporated municipality, Ohaton dissolved from village status on January 1, 1946.[5]

Ohaton is located approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of the City of Camrose. The Ohaton post office was opened in 1906 with the name "Ohaton" being a portmanteau of the partners Osler, Hammond and Nanton of a notable Winnipeg financial firm.[6] Another town, Nanton, Alberta is also named for Augustus Meredith Nanton of the same firm.[7]

Ohaton and area's topography is rounded hills with a small river valley running through its southern portion. The surrounding area is mostly farmed with grain and canola or ranched with predominantly cattle.


Nearby communities include:


As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Ohaton had a population of 120 living in 46 of its 48 total dwellings, a -4% change from its 2006 population of 125. With a land area of 0.24 km2 (0.093 sq mi), it had a population density of 500/km2 (1,290/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

The population of Ohaton according to Camrose County's 2008 municipal census is 135.[8]

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  1. ^ "The Alberta Gazette, 1946: Dissolution of the Village of Ohaton and the Lands Added to the Municipal District of Camrose No. 63". Government of Alberta. January 15, 1946. p. 39. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  4. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 1, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Table 6a: Population by census divisions and subdivisions showing reorganization of rural areas, 1931-1946". Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1946. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1949. p. 422. 
  6. ^ Place Names of Alberta: Central Alberta - Aphrodite Karamitsanis - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-06-17 – via Google Books. 
  7. ^ Place Names of Alberta: Southern Alberta - Aphrodite Karamitsanis - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-06-17 – via Google Books. 
  8. ^ Camrose County (2010-07-25). "Camrose County Census 2008" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-10-03.