Lamont
Town
Town of Lamont
Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lamont
Lamont is located in Lamont County
Lamont
Lamont
Lamont is located in Alberta
Lamont
Lamont
Coordinates: 53°45′37″N 112°46′40″W / 53.76028°N 112.77778°W / 53.76028; -112.77778Coordinates: 53°45′37″N 112°46′40″W / 53.76028°N 112.77778°W / 53.76028; -112.77778
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Municipal districtLamont County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJune 14, 1910
 • TownMay 31, 1968
Government
 • MayorKirk Perrin
 • Governing bodyLamont Town Council
Area
 (2021)[3]
 • Land9.14 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Elevation653 m (2,142 ft)
Population
 (2021)[3][5]
 • Total1,744
 • Density190.9/km2 (494/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Area code(s)-1+780
HighwaysHighway 15
Highway 831
Highway 29
WebsiteOfficial website

Lamont is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 15 and Highway 831.

History

Settlement began in the 1880s. The area's location along the Victoria Trail, which was used by travellers between Edmonton and Winnipeg through most of the 1800s, aided the area's growing prosperity. This Victoria Trail was a road that ran south of the river, the so-called "plain [plains] trail."[6] (A better known alternative route under the same name ran along the north bank and is now memorialized by the Victoria Trail in Edmonton.)[7]

The town was named in honour of Canadian politician John Henderson Lamont.

The Lamont Hospital opened in 1912, serving the entire region.[8]

On November 29, 1960, a school bus carrying students from nearby Chipman to school in Lamont was struck by a train, killing 17 students (15 girls and two boys). The collision occurred on the east side of town at a crossing just north of Highway 15 before 9:00 am.[9]

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Lamont had a population of 1,744 living in 684 of its 743 total private dwellings, a change of -1.7% from its 2016 population of 1,774. With a land area of 9.14 km2 (3.53 sq mi), it had a population density of 190.8/km2 (494.2/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Lamont recorded a population of 1,774 living in 664 of its 695 total private dwellings, a 1.2% change from its 2011 population of 1,753. With a land area of 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 192.8/km2 (499.4/sq mi) in 2016.[10]

Media

The Lamont Leader is a weekly newspaper that serves Lamont.[11][12]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Lamont" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 358. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2019-05-09. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and population centres". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  6. ^ Edmonton Bulletin, Jan. 21, 1882
  7. ^ Lamont and District Along Victoria Trail, p. 5, 11
  8. ^ Choriawy, Cathy (1989). Commerce in the country : a land use and structural history of the Luzan grocery store. Edmonton: Alberta Culture, Historical Resources Division. p. 21.
  9. ^ Edmonton Journal (Jana G. Pruden) (2010-11-21). "Survivors recall 'The Tragedy'". Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  10. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "About". Caribou Publishing. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  12. ^ "Farm 'n' Friends". Cowley Newspapers. Archived from the original on March 28, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2012.