Waldeck, Saskatchewan

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Waldeck is located in Saskatchewan
Waldeck is located in Canada
Coordinates: 50°21′29″N 107°35′49″W / 50.358°N 107.597°W / 50.358; -107.597
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 7
Rural Municipality Excelsior
Founded 1882
Post office established 1906-10-01
Incorporated village 1906
 • Mayor Mark Cornelson
 • Administrator Barb Cornelson
 • Governing body Waldeck Village Council
 • Total 2.00 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 297
 • Density 148.3/km2 (384/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0H 4J0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Trans-Canada Highway
Waterways Swift Current Creek

Waldeck is a village of 297 people 18 kilometres northeast of Swift Current, Saskatchewan on the Trans-Canada Highway. Waldeck is situated in the Swift Current River Valley.[6]


Waldeck is a German word meaning "Wooded Corner" probably named after the willows that grew along the banks of the Swift Current Creek. In 1903 the Canadian Government opened to settlement a tract of land from Swift Current Creek to Herbert. Waldeck was founded as a Hamlet and became a village in 1913. Among the first settlers were Rev. Klaas Peters and Mr. Abraham (probably Abram Klassen) in 1908. The majority of the people in and around Waldeck are of Mennonite ancestry.

Elon Musk worked on a farm near Waldeck after coming to Canada from South Africa in the late 1980s.[7]


Canada census – Waldeck, Saskatchewan community profile
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Population density:
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References: earlier[8]

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  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  5. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 
  6. ^ "Swift Current Creek Basin". VACEA. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  7. ^ The Scrappy Habit That Made Young Elon Musk a Successful Entrepreneur, http://www.inc.com/zoe-henry/the-scrappy-habit-that-made-young-elon-musk-successful-entrepreneur.html
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

The Bergthaler Mennonites by Klaas Peters. Translated from the German by Margaret Loewen Reimer. With a biography of Klaas Peters by Leonard Doell. CBMC Publications, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1988.

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Coordinates: 50°21′29″N 107°35′49″W / 50.358°N 107.597°W / 50.358; -107.597