Elrose is a town situated south of Rosetown and north of Swift Current on Highway 4 and Highway 44. Elrose has a Saskatchewan Pool elevator, a community in the middle of an agricultural economy. Elrose is part of the Cypress Hills--Grasslands Federal Riding with David Anderson as the federal Member of Parliament representing this town in Ottawa. Elrose belongs to the provincial constituency Rosetown - Elrose, with the elected Member of the Legislative Assembly Elwin Hermanson who represents this town in Regina. The town of Elrose has its municipal affairs looked after by Mayor June Hintze.
Elrose Composite School provides both primary
for Elrose and surrounding rural areas. Elrose Composite School is part of the Sun West School Division
which provides education to the west-central part of Saskatchewan.
- Wheatland Regional Library
Previous to the building of railroads, many travelers through the area followed the Battleford Trail. This winding cart trail connected Fort Battleford on the North Saskatchewan River with the Saskatchewan Landing, a natural crossing on the South Saskatchewan River. Both Highway 4
and Highway 44
serve vehicular traffic to and from Elrose.
Some homesteaders and other settlers were established in the area before the arrival of the railroads, but the majority of newcomers arrived by rail later. In 1909, the Rural Municipality Monet 257, Saskatchewan
was organized. It was named after a local farmer, Fortunat Monet (pronounced Monette), who farmed north of the hamlet of Forgan. He acted as returning officer for the organizing vote and lent his name to the newly formed municipality. After the railway arrived in 1913, the countryside quickly filled with people. Schools and grain elevators were built, hamlets and towns grew as more people arrived, and prairie sod was turned under to sow crops. The newly tilled land was rich, agriculture was profitable, and communities thrived.
Location and maps
- Dominion Land Survey 9-26-15-W3
- Time zone (est) UTC-6
Location Relative to Other communities