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Anastasia, Alberta

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Country  Canada
Census division  5
Founder  Anastasia Holoboff
Local time  Wednesday 4:21 PM
Region  Southern Alberta
Municipal district  Vulcan County
Founded  1926
Province  Alberta
Anastasia, Alberta
Weather  1°C, Wind N at 14 km/h, 42% Humidity

Anastasia is an unincorporated community in Vulcan County, Alberta, Canada that was once a small Doukhobor settlement. The settlement was located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Arrowwood on Township Road 206.

Contents

Map of Anastasia, AB, Canada

History

In 1924 following the death of Peter Verigin, many Doukhobors of the Brilliant, British Columbia settlement claimed Anastasia F. Holuboff be the successor to Peter. A majority of the Doukhobors community disagreed and declared that the Verigin's son should become the new leader for the settlement. In 1926, Anastasia along with 160 of her followers broke away from the settlement to land that was bought two miles (3 km) west of the community of Shouldice, Alberta, where the new break-away communal settlement was formed.

Notable people

  • Anastasia F. Holoboff, leader of the Doukhobor commune and founder of Anastasia.
  • References

    Anastasia, Alberta Wikipedia


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