The village of Barons came into being when the Canadian Pacific Railway purchased the present townsite of Barons in early 1909. Charles S. Noble, an agent for the CPR sold lots to settlers. The train station was originally named “Baron”, but public usage eventually evolved to “Barons”. Barons became a village on May 6, 1910, and early buildings included a hardware store, a grocery store, lumber yards, a bank, a feedmill, a dance hall, an opera house and a hotel. The last two grain elevators were demolished in the summer of 2012. Barons’ claim to fame came in 1978, when the village was a filming location for a scene in the film Superman. The village’s school was used to represent the school that young Clark Kent (the future Superman) attended.


Barons Cemetery lies just outside of the village, less than 4 km distant and a 5 minute drive southwest. As of 2023, there are 67 interments on record. There is a plaque at Barons Cemetery which reads “Dedicated to the pioneers of the early 1900’s, their descendants, and those who followed and now rest here in peace. Time erodes these markers but not the love and repect for the men and women who settled this area. Founded by Jacob and Mari Erdman in 1905 for use as an Estonian and Finnish cemetery. Donated to the village of Barons in 1923 for community use. Rededicated August 1, 2004.”




Twp Rd 23 south of Rge Rd 520
City: Barons,
Province: Alberta

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49.97565, -113.09931

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