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Bentley
Town
Town of Bentley
Bentley is located in Alberta
Bentley
Bentley
Location in Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Lacombe County
Incorporated  
 • Village March 17, 1915
 • Town January 1, 2001
Area
 (2021)
 • Land 2.24 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
Elevation
910 m (2,990 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total 1,042
 • Density 464.4/km2 (1,203/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
T0C 0J0
Area code(s) 403
Highways Highway 20
Highway 12
Waterway Blindman River
Gull Lake

Bentley is a town in central, Alberta, Canada within Lacombe County. It is located on Highway 12, approximately 28 km (17 mi) northwest of Red Deer.

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History

The first settlers came from the U.S. and either walked or drove oxen from Lacombe, which was the closest railroad station between 1888-1890. The first church was built in 1890 by the Methodists, and a schoolhouse was built in 1903. Bentley was incorporated as a village on March 17, 1915.

A disastrous fire destroyed all buildings on the south side of the community in 1916. The centre roadway was made 36 metres (118 ft) wide and new buildings could not be constructed inside that area. In 1930, a centre boulevard was constructed for fire protection and street lights installed.

Bentley was incorporated as a town on January 1, 2001.

Demographics

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In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bentley recorded a population of 1,078 living in 441 of its 463 total private dwellings, a 0.5% change from its 2011 population of 1,073. With a land area of 2.24 km2 (0.86 sq mi), it had a population density of 481.3/km2 (1,247/sq mi) in 2016.

Education

Bentley has one public school, Bentley School (kindergarten to grade 12), administered by Wolf Creek Public Schools.

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