Girouxville, Alberta

Located approximately 106 km north-east of Grande Prairie, Alberta on Highway 744 is the Village of Girouxville, or approximately 9 km west of Falher. Population of 266 people (2011 stats) living in 129 dwellings. Is a rich French Canadian community and is a strong farming community.


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Since there is no hospital in Girouxville, people must travel east to the McLennan Hospital. RCMP service is also available from McLennan. Some of the larger businesses of Girouxville include the Caisse Horizon Credit Union and the Co-op Bulk Station. Other businesses include the Smoky Bank Seed Cleaning Plant, Westport Grain, a service garage, plus a number of welding, and machining companies. Honey production in the area is a major industry with thousands of bee-hives located through-out the area.


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HISTORY OF GIROUXVILLE, ALBERTA

Originally the community was known as Fowler, a name given by the railway when it first opened a train station at the settlement. The name was changed in 1915 after one of the first settlers "Giroux". The First post office opened in 1917. The Cree Indian lived in the area and had called it "umstosee owuskee" meaning "Frenchman's Land". In 1941 a Credit Union was incorporated followed by a Co-op store. In 1951 Girouxville was incorporated as a village.

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