Where There’s Room to Grow

LIVING IN WHEATLAND COUNTY

History

On January 1, 1955, Improvement District No. 41, part of Improvement District No. 42, part of the Municipal Districts of Bow Valley No. 40, Serviceberry No. 43, and Kneehill No. 48, were merged into one new municipal district to be known as the Municipal District of Wheatland No. 40 for the first time.

The Municipal District of Wheatland No. 40 and the Wheatland School Division No. 40 joined together on January 1, 1961, and became known as the County of Wheatland No. 16.

On March 6, 1996, the name was changed from the County of Wheatland No. 16 to the name currently used, Wheatland County.

 

The formation of the Municipal District of Wheatland No. 40 document from 1954 can be viewed on the Municipal Affairs website.

The communities within Wheatland County have a long and proud agricultural history and there are many century farms still in operation.

Gleichen History

The Gleichen call : a history of Gleichen and surrounding areas, 1877-1968

"Gleichen has a vibrant history stretching back to before the founding of our Province, numerous famous and infamous individuals have called Gleichen there home at some point throughout their lives." (The Gleichen Call)

Rosebud History

Rosebud Centennial Museum - a Short History of Rosebud

"The first settlers arrived in the Rosebud area in 1883, they followed ranchers who had settled there." (Rosebud Historical Society)

Akokiniskway, by the river of many roses

A tribute to John Julius Martin and Millicent Vigar Martin - 5A tribute to John Julius Martin and Millicent Vigar Martin - 5

The Rosebud Trail

Lyalta History

History of the Hamlet of Lyalta

"The name Lyalta came from a compound of Lyall and Alberta, suggested by Mr. A. Harry Parsons of Lyall Trading Company. It appears there already was a town by the name of "Lyall" in Alberta. Lyall, a map shows, was surveyed as a future townsite to include a bank and stores." (From Along the Fireguard Trail: A History of Lyalta-Ardenode-Dalroy Districts by Lyalta, Ardenode, Dalroy Historical Society © 1979)

Cluny History

Memories of Cluny

A story of Cluny and the surrounding districts : Cluny, Ouelletteville, Crowfoot Creek, Blackfoot Reserve in Alberta Canada.

Exploring the early connections of Aboriginal and Chinese communities in the Prairies

"More than a century ago, [Cluny's] population was mainly made up of French immigrants, Aboriginal people and two Chinese families." (Missing History 150)

Dalum

Reflections: Dalum and Area
The History of Dalum

Namaka

Trails to Little Corner

A story of Namaka and surrounding districts : Blackfoot West End, Cairnhill East Side, Crowfoot, Elwood, Hammer Hill, Harwood, Namaka, Namaka Farm, Orange Valley East Side in Alberta, Canada.

Contact Us

Wheatland County
242006 Rg. Rd. 243 
Highway 1 RR 1
Strathmore, Alberta
T1P 1J6

Ph: (403) 934-3321
Fx: (403) 934-4889
 
Our Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

November 19, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
December 3, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Council Meeting
December 10, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)