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Armena

Armena: Armena is a locality approximately 13 kilometres northwest of Camrose. From the time of the first settlers, this district had been called Thordenskold, the name of the school district that had been established in 1896. Peter Thordenskold was a famous sailor in Norway, and the early residents wished to honour him. The Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) gave Armena its beginning in 1915, but thought that Thordenskold was too difficult to pronounce and to spell. So local residents wrote to the CNR to choose a name for their little town, and it wasn't long before they received word for the place, that it would be called Armena. The precise origin of the name isn't known, however, it may have been named after a person. The post office opened in May 1917.

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