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Aerial view of Langdon in winter
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Langdon is located in Alberta
Langdon
Langdon
Location in Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census division No. 6
Municipal district Rocky View County
Incorporated (village) August 31, 1907
Dissolved January 1, 1946
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Area
 (2021)
 • Land 9.26 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Elevation
1,005 m (3,297 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total 5,497
 • Density 593.4/km2 (1,537/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 403, 587, 825

Langdon is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada under the jurisdiction of Rocky View County. It previously held village status between August 31, 1907, and January 1, 1946.

Langdon is located 12 km (7.5 mi) east of the City of Calgary at the intersection of Highway 560 (Glenmore Trail) and Highway 797, approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the Trans Canada Highway and 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Highway 22X. It has an elevation of 1,005 m (3,297 ft).

The hamlet is located in Census Division No. 6 and in the federal riding of Bow River. The hamlet is represented in federal government by Member of Parliament Martin Shields and in municipal government by Councillor Al Schule.

History

Langdon was named for R.B. Langdon of Langdon & Shepard, a Canadian Pacific Railway subcontracting firm who built a section of the line just east of Calgary. He was born in Vermont in 1826 and worked on the railroad lines within at least ten US states, notably the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad in 1858. Langdon served as a state senator in Minnesota from 1873 to 1881. The nearby Shepard station was named for his partner. Langdon was one of two people to turn the first sod in the settlement in 1882. A year later, a railway station was set up in a boxcar and named after him.

A post office was established on January 1, 1890 and a telegraph office in 1899. Langdon incorporated as a village on August 31, 1907. It subsequently dissolved on January 1, 1946 to become part of the Municipal District of Conrich No. 44.

Demographics

Population history
of Langdon
Year Pop. ±%
1911 159 —    
1916 161 +1.3%
1921 128 −20.5%
1926 94 −26.6%
1931 83 −11.7%
1936 101 +21.7%
1941 95 −5.9%
1951 77 −18.9%
1956 81 +5.2%
1961 98 +21.0%
1966 97 −1.0%
1971 109 +12.4%
1976 141 +29.4%
1981 199 +41.1%
1986 203 +2.0%
1991 279 +37.4%
1996 390 +39.8%
2001 1,685 +332.1%
2006 2,595 +54.0%
2011 4,211 +62.3%
2016 5,305 +26.0%
2021 5,497 +3.6%
Source: Statistics Canada

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The population of Langdon according to the 2018 municipal census conducted by Rocky View County is 5,364, a 9.5% increase from its 2013 municipal census population count of 4,897.

Attractions

Langdon is home to the Boulder Creek Golf Course.

Education

Langdon School provides education to students in kindergarten through grade 9. Sarah Thompson School provides education to students from K-5.

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