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Erskine, Alberta

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Province  Alberta
Erskine, Alberta

Erskine is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the County of Stettler No. 6. Previously an incorporated municipality, Erskine dissolved from village status on May 10, 1946 to become part of the Municipal District of Waverly No. 367.


Map of Erskine, AB, Canada

Erskine is located approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Stettler, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Rochon Sands and 64 kilometres (40 mi) east of Red Deer. It was established in 1905 and named after British jurist Thomas Erskine (1750–1823).


Erskine was home to one of the worst mass slayings in Alberta when Social Credit Stettler representative John Clark murdered seven people before committing suicide on June 3, 1956.


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Erskine recorded a population of 282 living in 122 of its 134 total private dwellings, a change of 2999720000000000000♠−2.8% from its 2011 population of 290. With a land area of 0.86 km2 (0.33 sq mi), it had a population density of 327.9/km2 (849.3/sq mi) in 2016.

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Erskine had a population of 290 living in 121 of its 130 total dwellings, a -10.8% change from its 2006 population of 325. With a land area of 0.98 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 296/km2 (766/sq mi) in 2011.


Erskine, Alberta Wikipedia

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