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Govan, Saskatchewan

Govan
Town
Govan is located in Saskatchewan
Govan
Govan
Location of Govan in Saskatchewan
Coordinates:
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division No. 11
Rural Municipality Last Mountain Valley
Post office Founded 1906-06-01
Government
 • Mayor Wesley Pearce
 • Administrator Kelly Holbrook
 • Governing body Govan Town Council
Area
 • Total 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 216
 • Density 159.7/km2 (414/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code S0G 1Z0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 20
Website Official website
[2][3]

Govan is a town in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada located 111 kilometres north of Regina on Highway 20. In 2011 the town had 216 residents.

History

The first settlers made their homes along the shores of Long Lake (now known as Last Mountain Lake), at places close to McKillops's Landing, Arlington Beach, and Taylorboro. The original settlers used the waters of Last Mountain Lake, which is 93 kilometres long, as a means of transportation. Supplies for the farmers were brought north up the lake and all the grain was taken down the lake in boats, then stored in elevators at the East End. This lake transportation system was abandoned when the early extension of the Canadian Pacific Railroad Kirkella branch from Bulyea to Lanigan and on to Saskatoon was built, opening up more of the country to the settlers.

The first house to be built within a five-mile radius of Govan was erected in 1903 by Oscar Landstrom, on the southeast quarter of Section 32, Township 27, Range 22 west of the second meridian.

Some of the settlers came north from Craven, through Bulyea and Strasbourg districts. Others came up the waters on Long Lake.

Demographics

See also

References

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  

External links

  • Town of Govan Website

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