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Strome
Hamlet
Hamlet of Strome
Strome is located in Alberta
Strome
Strome
Location in Alberta
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
 (2021)
 • Land 0.91 km2 (0.35 sq mi)
Elevation
693 m (2,274 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total 232
 • Density 254.2/km2 (658/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Postal code span
T0B 4H0
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 13
Highway 856

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

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In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the former Village of Strome recorded a population of 260 living in 113 of its 123 total private dwellings, a 14% change from its 2011 population of 228. With a land area of 0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi), it had a population density of 282.6/km2 (732/sq mi) in 2016.

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