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Campsie
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 13
Municipal district County of Barrhead No. 11
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Population
 (1991)
 • Total 65
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.

Demographics

Campsie recorded a population of 65 in the 1991 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada.

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