Paddockwood, Saskatchewan

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Paddockwood
Town
Coordinates: 53°31′N 105°34′W / 53.517°N 105.567°W / 53.517; -105.567
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality Paddockwood No . 520
Federal Electoral District Prince Albert
Provincial Constituency Saskatchewan Rivers
Government
 • Mayor Hintz Reg (2005)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
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Paddockwood is a village in Saskatchewan, Canada. It was named after the town Paddock Wood in Kent, England.

In the early 1900s by a Mr. Fred Pitts emigrated to the lumberland of Canada. From a log cabin he built there as a home, he set up a post office, collecting letters and parcels on horseback for residents of the settlement. He named the settlement Paddockwood after the village he had left in England.[2]

Paddockwood was the home of the first Red Cross hospital in the British Empire, and was set up after the First World War.[3]

Paddockwood is served by the Paddockwood Public Library [4] as well as the Helbig's Forest 9-hole Course Golf Club [5] Paddockwood belongs to the Saskatchewan Provincial Constituency of Saskatchewan Rivers [6] and the Federal Electoral District of Prince Albert.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Paddockwood, Saskatchewan community profile
2006
Population: 125 (-46% from 2001)
Land area: 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population density: 192.6/km2 (499/sq mi)
Median age: Not Available (M: Not Available, F: Not Available)
Total private dwellings: 64
Median household income: $Not Available
References: 2006[7] earlier[8]

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Location and maps[edit]

  • Lat (DMS) 53° 31' 00" N
  • Long (DMS) 105° 34' 00" W
  • Dominion Land Survey Sec.25, Twp.52, R.25, W2
  • Time zone (est) UTC-6[10]


Coordinates: 53°31′N 105°34′W / 53.517°N 105.567°W / 53.517; -105.567

Location relative to other communities[edit]

North: Northern Provincial Forest Forest Gate | Rebitt Lake McConechy Lake | Montreal
West: Northside | Christopher Lake Emma Lake Paddockwood East: Meath Park | Weirdale Foxford
South: Albertville | Henribourg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (April 11, 2007), Municipal Directory System, archived from the original on March 19, 2005, retrieved 2007-05-05 
  2. ^ Walker, Jack (1985), Beginnings and Bygones of Old Paddock Wood, Paddock Wood, Kent: J C Walker 
  3. ^ Paddockwood Historical Society (1982), Cordwood and courage : 1911-1982, Paddockwood, Sask.: Paddockwood & District History Book, ISBN 0-88925-407-9 
  4. ^ Wapiti Regional Library. An entire world worth exploring., archived from the original on 2006-12-13, retrieved 2007-05-05 
  5. ^ Helbig's Forest Course, Paddockwood, Saskatchewan - Golf Course, archived from the original on 2007-09-27, retrieved 2007-05-05 
  6. ^ Government of Canada through the Canadian Apparel & Textile Industries Program (CATIP), POLITICAL CONTACTS, archived from the original on 2007-09-27, retrieved 2007-05-05 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ Statistics Canada: 2006 Community Profiles 
  10. ^ Government of Canada, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on 2006-10-06, retrieved 2007-05-05