ORANGEDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2807
Note this school house is the Alberta one room school house of the name ORANGEDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2807
20 - 37 - 3 - W4
1912 AUGUST 26.Glenbow Museum.
listing compiled from
Pioneering with a piece of chalk : the one-room country schools of Alberta, 1885-1982
Former school Superintendant, teacher, school trustee, chairman, provincial historian and author William Peter Baergen 1935- April 9 2013 Stettler, Alta. 2005 Re-published online by Our Roots Nos Racines.
According to Legal Land Convertor
this Alberta legal land location is at
Latitude and Longitude: 52.193906 -110.397797
52° 11.634' N 110° 23.868' W
52° 11' 38.06" N 110° 23' 52.07" W
Township Road 374 Range Road 35
For more information:
History books of Provost and area, province of Alberta
and Local Histories of Alberta
Nearby Alberta Placenames according to Canadian Geographical Names of Canada
Cadogan 1-39-4-W4 is a nearby Hamlet
Cairns 8-39-4-W4 is a nearby Locality
Provost 17-39-2-W4 is a nearby Town
Sounding Lake 16-36-4-W4 is a nearby Locality
This is a unique case, as ordinarily, Department of Education Re-assigns Number in the following manner.
In the North West Territories the 1884 Territorial Ordinance #5 allowed for the formation of school districts. School Districts were
given numbers in the order by which the areasapplied for. This sorting by School District Number then gives an idea of the NWT early
settlement patterns, and school house formation by year. When Saskatchewan and Albertabecame provinces in 1905, numbers previously
in use in Alberta were canceled and re-appliedto School Districts of Saskatchewan.
When the two provinces were formed Alberta continued numerically incrementing from the last school District Number which was at that
Valley S. D. 1409. The next one of Alberta therefore numbered was 1410. Saskatchewanthen re-used any numbers which were now not being
used and therefore some School Districts may have two names attached to them...the early use of the number in Alberta, and later use in Saskatchewan.
So ORANGEDALE, is the exact opposite, with the early name ORANGEDALE used in Saskatchewan 1888-1953 and then also used in Alberta 1912 on.
Additionally, before Alberta and Saskatchewan became provinces in 1905, the North West Territories was divided into provisional districts.
The provisional district in central present-day Saskatchewan (between township 35 and township 70) was named Saskatchewan.
West of this district was the provisional district of Alberta. Evolution Boundaries 1882 Atlas of Saskatchewan
The western border of the provisional district extended 60 miles west of the 110 west longitude or the fourth meridian the current provincial boundary line.
This means before 1905, range 3 west of the fourth meridian was included in the provisional district of Saskatchewan, North West Territories as were ranges 1 through 10 west of the fourth meridian.
ORANGEDALE School District 2807, however was established in 1912, so always a part of the province of Alberta whereas ORANGEDALE School District 115 established in 1888 was initially formed in the
Provisional District of Assiniboia, North West Territories (south of the provisional district of Saskatchewan).
ORANGEDALE School District 115
SW 2 4 1 W2
near Oxbow, Province of Saskatchewan, Canada
For more information on the Saskatchewan one room school house of the name Orangedale:
Title Pioneer days in the Oxbow and Glen Ewen districts / containing histories written by William Langrish, Ambrose Dowkes, Edith Campbell
Author Langrish, William about 1955
Title Furrow to the future-- : Oxbow & Glen Ewen
Oxbow, Sask. : Oxbow-Glen Ewen History Book Committee, 1984 ISBN 0889252858
Orangedale School 115
school house was completely remodeled in the 1920s with all the windows removed and re-postioned into the west wall.
Again in 1948 the school house was moved to a new loation on a basement, and again completely renovated and remodeled.
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Nearby placenames according to Geographical Names
Alameda 1-4-3-W2 is a nearby Town
Auburnton 21-5-1-W2 is a nearby Locality
Boscurvis 14-1-2-W2 is a nearby Locality
Enniskillen No. 3 is a nearby Rural Municipality
Glen Ewen 13-3-1-W2 is a nearby Village
Marconi 10-2-2-W2 is a nearby Locality
Moose Creek No. 33 is a nearby Rural Municipality
Openshaw 26-2-3-W2 is a nearby Railway Point
Oxbow 23-3-2-W2 is a nearby Town
Rapeard 32-3-2-W2 is a nearby Locality