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The County of Forty Mile No. 8 is located in Southeast Alberta an equal distance (approx 1 hours drive) from the City of Medicine Hat and the City of Lethbridge. The County is a vast area containing 78 townships of land bordering the United States to the south and the South Saskatchewan River to the north, encompassing portions of Townships 1 to 13 and Ranges 5 to 14. Located within the County boundaries are the Village of Foremost and the Town of Bow Island. You’ll find that the County is less than an hours drive from two border crossings. Aden Border Crossing is located within the County’s boundaries and is open 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Coutts Border Crossing is located 89 km (55 miles) southwest and is open 24 hours. The Village of Foremost, at the center of the County is located 327 km (204 miles) from Calgary, 622 km (386 miles) from Edmonton and 2257 km (1402 miles) from Minneapolis. Also, CP Rail has a rail line crossing through the northern part of the County. The County of Forty Mile No. 8 is part of the Palliser Economic Partnership.

History of County Incorporation

Alberta Municipal Affairs Profiles