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|Municipal district||County of Barrhead No. 11|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|Area code(s)||780, 587, 825|
Campsie is a hamlet in central Alberta within the County of Barrhead No. 11, located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) west of Barrhead then 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of Highway 18, roughly 101 kilometres (63 mi) northwest of Edmonton. It has an elevation of 660 m (2,170 ft).
The hamlet took its name, in 1909, from Campsie, in Scotland, the ancestral home of an early postmaster. The post office operated until 1969. The community was a block settlement established by Black Canadian homesteaders from Oklahoma and Texas, within four to five years of Alberta becoming a province in 1905.
Campsie recorded a population of 65 in the 1991 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada.
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