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Acheson
Locality
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Edmonton Metropolitan Region
Census division 11
Municipal district Parkland County
Named for A. Acheson Tisdal
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Elevation
706 m (2,316 ft)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
T7X
Area codes 780, 587, 825
Highways
  • Highway 16
  • Highway 16A
  • Highway 60
  • Highway 628

Acheson is a locality and an industrial area in Alberta, Canada, within Parkland County.

Acheson is located on the Canadian National (CN) main line and Highway 60 (Devonian Way) between Highway 16A (Parkland Highway) and Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway). It is 3.2 km (2.0 mi) west of the City of Edmonton, 5.7 km (3.5 mi) east of the City of Spruce Grove, and 20 km (12 mi) north of the Town of Devon.

The locality is named after A. Acheson Tisdal, a railway official. Acheson was founded as a repair facility for CN with industrial development following in the 1970s. It is recognized as a major employment area by the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board.

Acheson Industrial Area

The Acheson Industrial Area is the economic development hub of Parkland County. Its 10,000 acres (4,000 ha) of land is home to over 200 businesses. The Acheson Business Association established in 2004.

Within the Acheson Area Structure Plan, the industrial area borders the City of Edmonton to the east, Highway 16 to the north, Spruce Valley Road to the east, and Highway 628 to the south. Industrial parks within the Acheson Industrial Area include the Ellis Industrial Park, the Sherwin Industrial Park, and West Acheson Industrial.

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