Bismark used to be a busy pioneer district that had a Lutheran church, school, post office (from 1903-1922) and a sawmill. According to Place Names of Alberta Vol. III, Bismark was named after German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Many of the early settlers where of German origin. The school opened in 1904 or 1905 and operated until centralization of the local school districts to Crestomere in 1953. In 1908 a lot for the church was selected, the building was built and the cemetery was developed. The church was relocated in 1947. The congregation joined another parish and then disbanded in 1976.

Bismark Lutheran Cemetery is part of a network of cemeteries in Ponoka, including the Russian Orthodox Cemetery and the Burn Brae Cemetery.




Highway 792 N of Township Road 432
City: Crestomere,
Province: Alberta

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52.71029, -113.91981

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