Allerston, Alberta

Allerston, formerly Allersville,[1] is an unincorporated community in Alberta, Canada within the County of Warner No. 5. It is located approximately 25 km (16 mi) east of the Town of Milk River and 18 km (11 mi) north of the Canada–US border on Township Road 24, 1 km (0.62 mi) off Highway 501.

Allerston
Allerston is located in Alberta
Allerston
Allerston
Coordinates: 49°08′40″N 111°45′51″W / 49.1445°N 111.7642°W / 49.1445; -111.7642Coordinates: 49°08′40″N 111°45′51″W / 49.1445°N 111.7642°W / 49.1445; -111.7642
Country Canada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionSouthern Alberta
Census division2
Municipal districtCounty of Warner No. 5
Government
 • Governing bodyWarner County Council
 • MPJim Hillyer
 • MLAGary Bikman
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area code(s)+1-403
HighwaysHighway 501

The community has the name of Jacob Allers, a pioneer citizen.[2]

All that remains of Allerston is a Roman Catholic Church and the Allerston Hall with baseball diamonds.[citation needed] The church was built in 1911[1] and opened on July 28, 1912.[citation needed] The church is still in use today. It was moved to a new foundation 20 ft (6.1 m) to the north. There is a cemetery behind the church. The Allerston Hall is still use for the annual Fall Bazar.[3]

AttractionsEdit

Writing On Stone Provincial Park

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, is one of the largest areas of protected prairie in the Alberta park system, and serves as both a nature preserve and protection for the largest concentration of rock art, created by Plains People. There are over 50 rock art sites, with thousands of figures, as well as numerous archeological sites.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alice A. Campbell (1959). Milk River Country. Milk River Old Timers Association. pp. 232, 307. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2011-11-27.
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 11.
  3. ^ From Sandstone to Settlers: Writing on Stone District History, 1900–1983. Masinasin Historical Society and Masinasin New Horizon's Society. 1983.