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Neerlandia

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Neerlandia

Neerlandia
Hamlet
View of downtown Neerlandia
View of downtown Neerlandia
Neerlandia is located in Alberta
Neerlandia
Neerlandia
Coordinates:
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Municipal district County of Barrhead No. 11
Government[1]
 • Type unincorporated
 • Governing body County of Barrhead No. 11 Council
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Neerlandia is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Barrhead No. 11.[2] Neerlandia is situated along Highway 769 and Township Road 615A between Mellowdale and Vega, north of Barrhead and northwest of Westlock.

Neerlandia was founded by Dutch immigrants beginning in 1911. The name "Neerlandia" refers to the first settlers' country of origin, the Netherlands.

Contents

  • Services and amenities 1
  • Further reading 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Services and amenities

The Hamlet of Neerlandia has three churches (Christian Reformed, United Reformed and Canadian Reformed), a general store, a farming and building centre, a gas station, and two schools (Neerlandia Public Christian School and Covenant Canadian Reformed School). The public school also houses the public library and has a tennis court, a baseball diamond, and an outdoor ice rink.

Neerlandia is southeast of the Fort Assiniboine Sandhills Wildland Provincial Park in Woodlands County, which is accessible via Highway 769 and Highway 661. The park and surrounding area is a popular camping, snowmobiling, quading, trailriding and hunting destination.

Further reading

The Neerlandia Historical Society compiled a historical biography of Neerlandia, entitled "A Furrow Laid Bare." [3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs County of Barrhead No. 11 Profile
  2. ^
  3. ^ Neerlandia Historical Society. A Furrow Laid Bare.

External links

  • County of Barrhead No. 11 Profile

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