Esterhazy

Esterhazy, Sask, incorporated as a village in 1903 and as a town in 1957, population 2472 (2011c), 2336 (2006c). The Town of Esterhazy is located in east-central Saskatchewan, 83 km southeast of YORKTON. It is named after Count


Esterhazy

 Esterhazy, Sask, incorporated as a village in 1903 and as a town in 1957, population 2472 (2011c), 2336 (2006c). The Town of Esterhazy is located in east-central Saskatchewan, 83 km southeast of YORKTON. It is named after Count Paul Esterhazy, who founded a colony of Hungarian families S of the future townsite in 1886. The Kaposvar Historic Site Museum is a 4 ha replica of the colony on the original site. The Kirkella branch of the CPR reached the area in 1902 and the community served the mixed farming area surrounding it. POTASH was discovered in the 1950s and the "world's largest potash mine" went into production in 1962.

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