Jedburgh, Saskatchewan

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Jedburgh, Saskatchewan
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Jedburgh, Saskatchewan
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Jedburgh, Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°10′32″N102°35′42″W / 51.175511°N 102.594937°W / 51.175511; -102.594937
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Southeast
Census division 9
Rural Municipality Garry
Established1900s
Government
  Governing body Garry No. 245
   Reeve Garry Dubiel
  AdministratorTanis Ferguson
Time zone CST
Postal code
S0A 1R0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 52
Railways Canadian National Railway Defunct
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Jedburgh is a hamlet in Garry No. 245, Saskatchewan, Canada and is the seat of the rural municipality of Garry. The hamlet is located at the junction of Range road 80 and Township road 270 approximately 20 km (12 mi) northwest of the City of Yorkton.

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History

Jedburgh is located on a former branch line of the Canadian National Railway that used to run northwest of Yorkton and ended at Parkerview. With the rapid influx of settlers in the early 1900s and the building of a school, the demand for mail service grew. In 1910, Mr. Peter Hoy was hired to drive the mail in twice a week from Theodore about 15 km north of Jedburgh. With a democrat (a light four-wheeled cart with several seats, one behind the other) and team of horses, Peter serviced Gladwin, Jedburgh, and Beaver Dale.

Faced with the necessity of finding a name for the new district, Mr. Joe Clark, the postmaster at Yorkton, and Mr. William Barber went into conference. From these two men came the suggestion that the district be named after the birthplace of the first mailman, Mr. Peter Hoy of Jedburgh, Scotland. Jedburgh was an important grain delivery point and in 1970 still supported four grain elevators, all of which have since been demolished with the loss of the railway.

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References

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  2. Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on November 21, 2008.
  3. Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005). "CTI Determine your provincial constituency". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11.
  4. Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Archived from the original on 2007-04-21.

Coordinates: 51°17′59.0″N103°00′03.1″W / 51.299722°N 103.000861°W / 51.299722; -103.000861