Cudworth, Saskatchewan

Cudworth is a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada. Cudworth is located approximately 85 km north east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the Minnichinas hills. Cudworth is in hilly partially forested country east of the South Saskatchewan River. The area is part of the aspen parkland biome.

Cudworth
Town
Cudworth Heritage Museum Former CN station
Cudworth Heritage Museum
Former CN station
Nickname(s): 
The Hub of the Cities
Cudworth is located in Saskatchewan
Cudworth
Cudworth
Location of Cudworth in Saskatchewan
Cudworth is located in Canada
Cudworth
Cudworth
Cudworth (Canada)
Coordinates: 52°29′N 105°43′W / 52.483°N 105.717°W / 52.483; -105.717Coordinates: 52°29′N 105°43′W / 52.483°N 105.717°W / 52.483; -105.717
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
R.M.Hoodoo No. 401
Census DivisionDivision 15
Settledearly 1900s
Incorporated (village)1911
Incorporated (town)1961
Government
 • MayorHarold Mueller [1]
 • Governing bodyCudworth town council
 • MP Saskatoon—UniversityBrad Trost
 • MLA BatocheDelbert Kirsch
Area
 • Total2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total770
 • Density348.7/km2 (903/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code
S0K 1B0
Area code(s)306
Highways Hwy 2
WebsiteOfficial website
[3][4]

Cudworth had a population of 770 people in 2011.[2] It has a public K-12 school, 60 local businesses and 3 churches serving the rural area surrounding it. It is surrounded by a large agricultural community. The first pioneers settled the area west of modern-day Cudworth in the late 19th century. German settlers arrived in 1903 and settled in nearby Leofeld, Saskatchewan.

When the village was established in 1911 it was named after the English philosopher Ralph Cudworth. Present day Cudworth continues to consist mainly of families with Ukrainian, and German origins.

HistoryEdit

 
Main Street

The town was originally peopled primarily by settlers of Eastern European origin including Germany, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine.[5]

In September 2008, Cudworth's grain elevator went up into flames. Cudworth was one of three Saskatchewan towns that still had an original Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator and a Canadian National Railway (CN) train station.

Historic sitesEdit

Located two miles west of Cudworth is the historic Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine. The site consists of an altar, chapel, statue and Stations of the Cross on a hill west of Highway 2. The shrine was established after three children saw a beautiful sad lady dragging chains and carrying a golden cross – when they approached her, she vanished. There is an annual pilgrimage on the tenth Sunday after Easter. It is an official pilgrimage of the Saskatoon Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy.[6]

The Cudworth Heritage Museum (former CN Station) (c. 1925) is a Municipal Heritage Property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[7]

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Cudworth, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 770 (4.3% from 2006) 738 (-3.7% from 2001)
Land area: 2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi) 2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Population density: 348.7/km2 (903/sq mi) 334.2/km2 (866/sq mi)
Median age: 52.2 (M: 51.4, F: 53.5) 49.7 (M: 47.8, F: 52.5)
Total private dwellings: 357 349
Median household income: $52,266
References: 2011[8] 2006[9] earlier[10]

TransportationEdit

The municipality operates the Cudworth Municipal Airport.

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mike Borstmayer
  2. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  3. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on 2006-10-06, retrieved 2013-12-01
  4. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
  5. ^ "History of Cudworth". Town of Cudworth. 2007. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  6. ^ "Quick Facts About Communities". Prairie Innovation Enterprise Region. Retrieved 2009-12-07.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Cudworth Museum (former CN Station)". Canada's Historic Places. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

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