Melville, Saskatchewan

Melville, Saskatchewan

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Melville, Saskatchewan

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Melville is a small Canadian city located in the east-central portion of Saskatchewan. It was declared a city by the province in 1960. The city is north east of the provincial capital of Regina and south west of Yorkton. According to The World Gazetteer, it has a 2004 population of approximately 4,300. Its official population was 4,129 inhabitants as of the 2006 census. It is the smallest official city in Saskatchewan. It is smaller than two former towns, Martensville and Meadow Lake, that have since then become cities. It is even smaller than two current (2010) official towns, Warman and Kindersley. Melville is bordered by the Rural Municipality of Cana No. 214 and the Rural Municipality of Stanley No. 215.

History

According to What's in a Name?: The Story Behind Saskatchewan Places and Names by E. T. Russell, People Places Contemporary Saskatchewan Placenames by Bill Barry the city was named for Charles Melville Hays, who at the time of the settlement's initial construction was the president of the Grand Trunk Railway and Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.

Pearl Park was the area's first post office established in 1905 near the Pearl creek, a tributary of the Qu'Appelle River.

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The economic boom of Saskatchewan has led to an increase...
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