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Anastasia
Unincorporated Community
Nickname(s): 
The Colony
Anastasia is located in Alberta
Anastasia
Anastasia
Location in Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 5
Municipal district Vulcan County
Founder Anastasia Holoboff
Founded 1926
Incorporated September 3, 1901
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Postal code span
TOK 2EO
Area code(s) +1-403
Highways Highway 547

Anastasia is an unincorporated community in Vulcan County, Alberta, Canada that was once a small Doukhobor settlement. The settlement was located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Arrowwood on Township Road 206. It may have been named after Princess Anastasia Romanov.

History

In 1924 following the death of Peter Verigin, many Doukhobors of the Brilliant, British Columbia settlement claimed Anastasia F. Holuboff be the successor to Peter. A majority of the Doukhobors community disagreed and declared that the Verigin's son should become the new leader for the settlement. In 1926, Anastasia along with 160 of her followers broke away from the settlement to land that was bought two miles (3 km) west of the community of Shouldice, Alberta, where the new break-away communal settlement was formed.

Notable people

  • Anastasia F. Holoboff, leader of the Doukhobor commune and founder of Anastasia.
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