Markerville

Markerville, Alta, Unincorporated Place, population 42 (2011c), 50 (2006c). Markerville is located 25 km southwest of Red Deer. Founded in 1888 by ICELANDIC settlers and named Tindastoll, after a mountain in Iceland, it was renamed for longtime Alberta dairy commissioner C.P.

Markerville, Alta, Unincorporated Place, population 42 (2011c), 50 (2006c). Markerville is located 25 km southwest of Red Deer. Founded in 1888 by ICELANDIC settlers and named Tindastoll, after a mountain in Iceland, it was renamed for longtime Alberta dairy commissioner C.P. Marker, who had a government creamery located there. Markerville was the home of Icelandic poet Stephán G. STEPHANSSON, whose restored homestead is now a museum and provincial historic site (see STEPHANSSON HOUSE).