Gleichen, Alberta

Gleichen, Alberta



Description

Gleichen is a hamlet in southeast Alberta, Canada within Wheatland County. It is located adjacent to the Siksika Nation at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 547, approximately 40km southeast of Strathmore. It has an elevation of 903m.HistoryIt was named after Lord Edward Gleichen in 1884. Gleichen was originally incorporated as a village on January 24, 1899 and then incorporated as a town on May 6, 1910. After nearly 100 years as a municipality however, Gleichen dissolved to hamlet status under the jurisdiction of Wheatland County on March 31, 1998.During the formation of the province, Gleichen was large enough to have its own seat in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (see Gleichen provincial electoral district). Its population peaked at 668 according to the Canada 1921 Census.Due to its proximity to the railroad, Gleichen was readily accessible to farmers and ranchers living in the area. Its mostly wooden structures however posed an increased risk of widespread fires. After the community burned a second time in 1912, many of its residents moved elsewhere, mostly to Calgary.ClimateGleichen experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk). Winters are long, dry and cold, while summers are short and warm. Precipitation is usually scant, with an annual mean of 336mm.

Parking

Lot Parking No
Street Parking No
Valet Parking No

Places Nearby


Gleichen and District Ag Society
box 460, Gleichen, Alberta T0J 1N0
Agricultural Service, Nonprofit Organization

Jennie's Jam Session- Jamberry Independent Consultant
Box 22, Gleichen, Alberta T0J1N0
Beauty Supply Store, Cosmetics Store

LRG Contractors
Box 277, Gleichen, Alberta T0J-0S0
Carpenter, Contractor
SP Custom Woodworks
Dropped pin near Wheatland County, AB https://goo.gl/maps/buz813SkLWJ2, Strathmore, Alberta
Carpenter, Shopping & Retail

Old Sun Community College
PO Box 1250, Siksika, AB
College & University

Siksika Nation
Siksika Map 3, Gleichen, Alberta
Community Services

Siksika Elders Lodge
HIGHWAY 547, Gleichen, Alberta
Food & Beverage

AgeWow Nerium International Independant Brand Partner
PO Box 358, Gleichen, Alberta T0J 1N0
Cosmetics Store, Mental Health Service, Modeling Agency

Hidden Valley Plumbing & Heating
405 9th Avenue, Gleichen, Alberta
Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning Service, Plumbing Service, Septic Tank Service

Brodie Investigation Services
229 GLEICHEN STREET, Gleichen, Alberta T0J
Legal Service, Professional Service

Riverranche Tourism
Box 1403 Siksika Ab T0J-3W0, Shouldice, Alberta
Lodge

Matt Gingras Performance Horses
#1 and range road 232, Gleichen, Alberta T1P1J6
Pet Service

Canada Post
200 5 Ave, Gleichen, Alberta T0J 1N0
Post Office

Central Bow Valley School
430 Haskayne Ave, Gleichen, Alberta T0J 1N0
School

Gleichen Arena
8 Ave, Gleichen, Alberta
Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue

Bar AJ Trails
P.O. BOX 1647, Gleichen, Alberta T0J-3W0
Tour Guide, Pet Service

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