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Grimshaw is a town in northern Alberta located west of the Town of Peace River at the junction of Highway 35, Highway 2, and bypass Highway 2A, and the Mackenzie Northern Railway. By virtue of being the original starting point of Highway 35, which leads to the Northwest Territories, Grimshaw is referred to as Mile Zero of the Mackenzie Highway.HistoryThe name of the town, Grimshaw was derived from Dr. M.E. Grimshaw, a pioneer doctor in the then village of Peace River Crossing in 1914 originally from Kingston, Ontario. He practiced in the area for many years and also served at different capacities in the municipal governments until 1922.Timeline 1917: Grimshaw's location was chosen by the Central Canada Railway. 1921: Originally surveyed by Alfred Driscoll. 1930: The hamlet was incorporated as the "Village of Grimshaw". 1953: Grimshaw was incorporated as a town.DemographicsIn the 2011 Census, the Town of Grimshaw had a population of 2,515 living in 984 of its 1,093 total dwellings, a -0.9% change from its 2006 population of 2,537. With a land area of 7.21km2, it had a population density of in 2011.According to the 2006 census: population of 2,537 living in 1,047 dwellings, a 4.2% increase from 2001. land area of 7.21km2 a population density of 352.1/km2.
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