Tollerton, Alberta

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Tollerton
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Tollerton is a former village in central Alberta, Canada within Yellowhead County. It was located on the former Canadian Northern Railway along the north shore of the McLeod River, [1] approximately 6.0 km (3.7 mi) southwest of the Town of Edson.

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History

Tollerton was established as a division point along the Canadian Northern Railway. Its rail facilities included a train station, a timber water tank, an ice house, a bunk house, a steam-heated engine house, and three rail sidings with capacity to hold 249 cars. [2]

The community incorporated as the Village of Tollerton on December 27, 1913. The village had a population of 49 in 1916 according to the Dominion Bureau of Statistics' 1916 Census of the Prairie Provinces, [3] although Alberta Municipal Affairs indicated that it had a population of 180 in the same year. [4]

In 1917, a decision was made to close the Canadian Northern Railway line in favour of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway through Edson to the north, resulting in the demise of Tollerton. [2] Subsequently, the community dissolved from village status on January 26, 1918.

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References

  1. "Atlas of Alberta Railways – Canadian Northern Tollerton Townsite". University of Alberta Press. 2005. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  2. 1 2 "Atlas of Alberta Railways – Summary of Facilities at Division Points, Canadian National Railways". University of Alberta Press. 2005. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  3. Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1936. Vol. I: Population and Agriculture. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1938. p. 835.
  4. "Population Data 1916" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 1916. Retrieved 2011-07-06.

Coordinates: 53°32′09″N116°28′10″W / 53.53583°N 116.46944°W / 53.53583; -116.46944 (Tollerton)