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Byemoor
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 7
Municipal district County of Stettler No. 6
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Area
 • Land 0.68 km2 (0.26 sq mi)
Elevation
845 m (2,772 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 35
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)

Byemoor is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the County of Stettler No. 6. It is located at the intersection of Highway 853 and Highway 589, approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Stettler and 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Drumheller. It has an elevation of 845 metres (2,772 ft).

Byemoor's closest neighbour is the hamlet of Endiang, which is approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east.

The hamlet is located in Census Division No. 7 and in the federal riding of Crowfoot.

History

Byemoor was built in the early twentieth century along the railroad line, and was so named for the area's resemblance to a moor in England (Byemoor name originates from "By-the-moor") In its early years, it was an important centre as it was the main town for a large number of small farms. Crises in agriculture and improvement of transportation to larger centres, however, led to the slow depopulation of the hamlet and area.

Demographics

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Byemoor recorded a population of 35 living in 18 of its 22 total private dwellings, a change of 0% from its 2011 population of 35. With a land area of 0.68 km2 (0.26 sq mi), it had a population density of 51.5/km2 (133/sq mi) in 2016.

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Byemoor had a population of 35 living in 16 of its 20 total dwellings, a −30% change from its 2006 population of 50. With a land area of 0.64 km2 (0.25 sq mi), it had a population density of 54.7/km2 (142/sq mi) in 2011.

Services and infrastructure

Byemoor is home to a small grocery store and post office, gas station, hotel, arena, community hall, curling rink, St. Paul's Anglican Church and Byemoor School (elementary/junior high school) all of which service the small farming community, as well as some minor oil field offices.

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