Last modified: 2006-09-30 by phil nelson
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image contributed by Darrell Neuman, 3 July 2006
Devon, Alberta (population: 5,315) is located 26 km SW of
Edmonton along Hwy 60.
Darrell Neuman, 3 July 2006
Devon was founded in 1947 following the discovery of oil at the Imperial Leduc 1 well. Devon is named for the geological formation (Devonian) where the oil was discovered. Devon was incorporated as a village in 1949 and as a town in 1950 and is the first town to be approved by a Regional Planning Commission, earning it the title of Canada's Model Town. In the 1960s it became the first Urban County in Alberta.
Source: Devon website
Phil Nelson, 3 July 2006