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Strome
Hamlet
Hamlet of Strome
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 7
Municipal district Flagstaff County
Settled 1905
Incorporated (village) February 3, 1910
Dissolved January 1, 2016
Area (2011)
 • Total 0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Elevation 693 m (2,274 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 228
 • Density 248.4/km2 (643/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code span T0B 4H0
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 13
Highway 856
Website Official website

Strome is a hamlet in east-central Alberta, Canada within Flagstaff County. It is located on Highway 13, approximately 58 km (36 mi) east of the City of Camrose. The hamlet was originally incorporated as a village on February 3, 1910. It dissolved to become a hamlet under the jurisdiction of Flagstaff County on January 1, 2016. Strome's name is believed to come from Stromeferry in Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.

History

Strome began developing as a farming community in 1905. Max Knoll opened the first post office, under the name of Knollton, and set up the first general store. The name of the post office was changed to Strome on July 1, 1906. A hotel, a hardware store, and a church followed. Strome incorporated as a village on February 3, 1910.

Demographics

In the 2011 Census, Strome had a population of 228 living in 100 of its 117 total dwellings, a -9.5% change from its 2006 population of 252. With a land area of 0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi), it had a population density of 247.8/km2 (642/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, Strome had a population of 252 living in 114 dwellings, a 7.7% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi) and a population density of 274.5/km2 (711/sq mi).


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