Please note, Kneehill County playgrounds in Huxley, Swalwell, Torrington, Wimborne and Keiver’s Lake are closed until further notice due to COVID-19.
Located along Highway 21 north of Twp Road 34-2, 7 miles north of Trochu.
Facilities include a community hall, ball diamond, curling rink, and playground.
Huxley began with the granting of a post office in 1907. The first store on the present townsite was built in 1910. The second branch of the Canadian Legion to be formed in Alberta was established in Huxley in 1920.
Let me live in a little prairie town, Away from the city’s strife; The din and glare of the thoroughfare, Let me live the simple life. Where friends are true, and they stand by you, And never turn you down; For the folks out there are all four square, In the little prairie town.
- Tom Goodlet, Post Master of Huxley. Source: A History of the Huxley Area
Located west of Highway 21 on Twp Road 30-2, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of the intersection of highways 21 and 575.
Facilities include a community hall, ball diamond, and the Swalwell Dam campground and fishing area is just south west of the hamlet.
Swalwell is located along the CN Rail track that runs from Calgary to Edmonton.
Located west of the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 805.
Known for its Gopher Hole Museum, the community also has a small campground and picnic area, a community hall, curling rink, and some commercial services.
In 1929, the Canadian Pacific Railway came to the place that would become Torrington. Two grain elevators and a blacksmith shop were built that same year. More businesses sprang up and a Chamber of Commerce was established in 1931. Source: Footprints on Mi-Chig-Wun In 1997, the Village of Torrington dissolved to become part of Kneehill County.
The hamlet of Sunnyslope is nestled in the valley of the Knee Hill. The first post office was established in 1903. A creamery, hotel, grocery store, and livery barn were built in 1906. The railroad reached the village in 1929. Businesses in the hamlet declined after the 1930s. Source: Footprints on Mi-Chig-Wun.