Hodgeville

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50°07'15"N
106°58'01"W
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Hodgeville (2016 population: 172) is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within the Rural Municipality of Lawtonia No. 135 and Census Division No. 7. The village is located approximately 34 km south of the Trans Canada Highway, 97 km southeast of the City of Swift Current.

History

Hodgeville incorporated as a village on June 22, 1921.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Hodgeville recorded a population of 172 living in 75 of its 97 total private dwellings, a 0% change from its 2011 population of 172. With a land area of 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi), it had a population density of 127.4/km2 (330.0/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the Village of Hodgeville recorded a population of 172, a 21.1% change from its 2006 population of 142. With a land area of 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi), it had a population density of 127.4/km2 (330.0/sq mi) in 2011.

Economy

Hodgeville's economic base is mainly agricultural and related services.

Education

Hodgeville School is located in the community. Prior to 2002, there was an elementary school and a high school. The elementary school underwent renovations and the high school moved into the elementary school building.

Notable people

The provincial Flag of Saskatchewan was originally created here, by a man named Anthony Drake, a school teacher from Hodgeville in 1969. The Heritage Museum displays the flag, a Western Red Lily on a green and gold field, alongside Anthony's story. The author of the song "There's a Bluebird on my Windowsill" was Elizabeth (née Huber) Clarke. She lived near Hodgeville, became a nurse, married Dr. Clarke in Hodgeville. After they moved to Vancouver, she nursed in the Children's Hospital. While there, she made up this song to sing to her little patients. "There's a Bluebird on my Windowsill" was picked up by the March of Dimes and used as their theme song. Elizabeth received royalties from the song and donated them to the Children's Hospital. Her story is one of those proudly displayed in the Heritage Museum at Hodgeville.
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