Strome, Alberta

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Strome
Hamlet
Hamlet of Strome
Strome, Alberta is located in Alberta
Strome, Alberta
Location of Strome in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°48′28″N 112°03′36″W / 52.80778°N 112.06000°W / 52.80778; -112.06000Coordinates: 52°48′28″N 112°03′36″W / 52.80778°N 112.06000°W / 52.80778; -112.06000
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census DivisionNo. 7
Municipal districtFlagstaff County
Settled1905
Incorporated (village)[1]February 3, 1910
Dissolved[2]January 1, 2016
Government
 • Governing bodyFlagstaff County Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Elevation693 m (2,274 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total260
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Postal code spanT0B 4H0
Area code(s)+1-780
HighwaysHighway 13
Highway 856
WebsiteOfficial website

Strome is a hamlet in east-central Alberta, Canada within Flagstaff County. It is located on Highway 13, approximately 58 km (36 mi) east of the City of Camrose. The hamlet was originally incorporated as a village on February 3, 1910.[1] It dissolved to become a hamlet under the jurisdiction of Flagstaff County on January 1, 2016.[2] Strome's name is believed to come from Stromeferry in Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.[4]

History[edit]

Strome began developing as a farming community in 1905. Max Knoll opened the first post office, under the name of Knollton, and set up the first general store. The name of the post office was changed to Strome on July 1, 1906. A hotel, a hardware store, and a church followed. Strome incorporated as a village on February 3, 1910.[5]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the former Village of Strome recorded a population of 260 living in 113 of its 123 total private dwellings, a 14% change from its 2011 population of 228. With a land area of 0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi), it had a population density of 282.6/km2 (732.0/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, Strome had a population of 228 living in 100 of its 117 total dwellings, a -9.5% change from its 2006 population of 252. With a land area of 0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi), it had a population density of 247.8/km2 (641.9/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Location and History Profile: Village of Strome". Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 25, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "O.C. 260/2015". Government of Alberta. November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Strome, Village [Dissolved census subdivision], Alberta". Statistics Canada. March 20, 2018. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Sanders, Harry (2004). The Story Behind Alberta Names. Red Deer Press. p. 283. ISBN 978-0-88995-256-0.
  5. ^ Strome's History
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.

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