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Parkland County History

Parkland County became officially incorporated on Jan. 1, 1969.  The original name, County of Parkland, was chosen from 73 names submitted. Prior to that time, this area was known as MD of Stony Plain Number 520.  This municipal district was formed in 1942 when Alberta Municipal Affairs merged the MD of Spruce Grove, the MD of Inga, and MD of Tomahawk into the MD of Stony Plain.

There have been some significant changes to the county‚Äôs boundaries and jurisdiction during the 1980s and the 1990s.  A major boundary change occurred in 1982 when the City of Edmonton annexed land directly west of the City.  On July 1, 1988 the new Municipal District of Brazeau was incorporated.  This meant that the county lost 37 percent of its total land area, around 3,000 residents, 19% of its assessment.

On Jan. 1, 1995 Parkland School Division was formed as a result of the provincial government restructuring the education system.   At that point the County of Parkland #31 changed its name to Parkland County.

On January 1, 2001 the Village of Entwistle voted to dissolve and become part of Parkland County, adding approximately 525 people.

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